[HNW] icky blackwork
mrfletcher21133 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 16 14:18:12 PDT 2005
It's up to you and the look you'd like for your work.
Give it a try and again compare. But black work is
fine with alot of outlining.
--- Carolyn Kayta Barrows <kayta at frys.com> wrote:
> >The smaller thread will look skimpy next to the
> >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
> >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
> >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
> >the inch fabric and work over 2 threads. (this will
> >give you 16 stitches to the inch). Use a smaller
> >maybe 28 to the inch and work over tow threads)
> >if 32 is too small for you.
> I'm working over 4 threads now. You really think I
> should go to 2 threads?
> CarolynKayta Barrows
> dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
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