[HNW] icky blackwork
Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at frys.com
Sat Apr 16 08:54:58 PDT 2005
>The smaller thread will look skimpy next to the larger
>but in most cases you would only be working in one
>size so the overall look would be balanced.
I didn't like the loopy look with the smaller thread. And even looking
only at that part, it looked skimpy.
>I would recommend you work a spot sampler of different
>threads in the same pattern so you can see how the
>threads compare to each other.
I have been doing just that since my first try came out so badly. Nothing
looks right so far.
>A little tip- after your work is done and you clean
>and press it, the embroidery will improve in it's
>"lay". The tight spots will loosen thus taking up some
>of the slack in other areas.
That's the first thing I tried when the waste canvas came out. But it
didn't fix the original problem.
>Don't worry about the proper size right now work on
>getting the stitches down. you could use 32 threads to
>the inch fabric and work over 2 threads. (this will
>give you 16 stitches to the inch). Use a smaller count
>maybe 28 to the inch and work over tow threads) fabric
>if 32 is too small for you.
I'm working over 4 threads now. You really think I should go to 2 threads?
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
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