I started with experimenting on various shapes. The moment the first shape, a rather shabby looking orange rectangle took shape I fell in love with the texture and feel of the prepared piece. I can see the potential of this stitch and just passed into my dream world. Woke up to realize that half the month has passed and I haven’t posted anything. So here they are.
When I tried the circle I realized that this could be used for fixing mirrors. I am definitely not the first one to use such a technique for fixing mirrors. In the western states of India like Rajasthan and Gujrat they use buttonhole to fix mirrors (especially the small ones). I have only seen them on finished pieces of embroidery work so I could be wrong. I tried the trellis stitch and it works fine ;slightly tricky though as you have to hold the mirror in the less dominent hand’s thumb and stitch with the other.
I experimented with a round and diamond shaped mirror here and will try the square when I get a few square mirrors.