[HNW] icky blackwork

Fletcher Martha 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.

martel

--- Carolyn Kayta Barrows <kayta at frys.com> wrote:
> 
> >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?
> 
>         CarolynKayta Barrows
> dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
>           www.FunStuft.com
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