Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Rainbow of Silks
Look what was in the mail today! The silks arrived from Australia. I have both color choices and I really can't decide which one I like best. The silks feel amazing. This will be a fun project. Now... what to stitch it on. Black? Are my old eyes up for that? I don't know.
Taffy's Technique for overdyed floss was mentioned yesterday. The technique does produce the moulted look on the moon I posted yesterday. I do complete each stitch as I go which is what is normally called for with overdyed floss. However, instead of doing one row at a time, I do two rows at a time. So working from left to right, I would place the following stitches as shown:
1 3 5 7 9
2 4 6 8 10
19 17 15 13 11
20 18 16 14 12
So a block of five across and four rows down would be completed in just two passes. This works to clump the stitches and colors together. I started doing this because I really didn't care for the stripes produced when you do one row at a time. This helps to mute that defined stripe effect. I hope this explanation helps.