Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Simple Solution...

This piece is back on track.  Last week I showed you the stitching I had started in the shadow areas, and I was saying that it wasn't working for me.  Well, it turns out I just needed to lengthen the stitch and put it on a 45º angle to achieve the texture I want, with enough contrast to show up.  This stitching should be done soon (I hope) so that I can get to the machine quilting of the background.

I'll be back with an extra post tomorrow, to reveal the finished piece that I've called 'Stepping Stones'.  If you're a new follower, it began with a skein of thread as inspiration and then involved a lot of hand stitching that you can see here and here.  

Have a great day!



8 comments:

  1. Love you project, what a tremendous amount of work with those stitches, still fabulous effect!

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    1. Thanks Valerie. It is a lot of hand stitching, but very enjoyable to work on while listening to TV.

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  2. Wow! What a difference. So glad you figured it out. The longer angled stitches so enhances the depth and lengthening of the shadows transforming a intriguing work into a stupendous work!

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  3. Wow...changing the stitch really made a difference. Hope you show it tonight.

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    1. Thanks Leah. And yes, you'll see it when you come over tonight.

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  4. This really pushes the texture right out, great looking piece so far. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. I'm really happy with it now. Machine stitching will come soon!

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