I’m enjoying working with this spiral trellis stitch. I tried another example:
The paisley shape is outlined in 3 rows of trellis stitch. There’s a round spiral trellis inside the shape, and the inside is filled in with some random French knots. This is all done with a variegated no. 5 perle.
On an angled view, you can see the height of the paisley shape a bit better:
I like how this stands out from the background. But lesson learned – filling in the inside after having first built up the edge was not smart. I should have done this in reverse. After outlining the shape in backstitch, I should have first stitched the inside circle, then done the edge.