Dove eyes(four- and tri- sided): The Dove eye pattern is a fill-in stitch for openwork within kloster blocks and weaved bar areas. Each four-leg or tri-leg dove eye stitch is worked in one length of stitching thread.
|For working a dove eye within a four-sided kloster block: Complete the kloster block area followed by the cutwork.
Each of the four legs of the dove eye comes up in the mid area of a kloster block side (two fabric threads in). No fabric thread or stitching thread is pierced.
|Working four-sided Dove eye fill-in within weaved bars:
|Tri-dove eye: The tri-dove eye has three legs and can be worked where an openwork square is formed by kloster block sides or weaved bars.