The diamond eyelet stitch is technically worked like the algerian eye stitch. Only, it works around a diamond outline, and carries more spokes (straight stitches) for a filled effect. Again, this can be used wonderfully over even weave cloth to create great textured fillings.
I will be working within a diamond shaped area to illustrate this stitch. This illustration shows working the straight stitches from the outside to the centre. You can work the straight stitches from the centre too.
|Fig 1: Start by bringing up the needle from a corner of the diamond shape, point A. Take the needle in through the centre, that is, point B. Then, bring the needle out from C and again in through B, as shown.||Fig 2: Keep up with this procedure to fill the entire diamond shape. Keep the number of straight stitches even, atleast twelve.|
|Fig 3: A finished diamond eyelet looks like this.|
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