Thursday, 31 July 2008

New project almost ready to start

Here's the floss toss for 'Silver Frost'. You might be able to see from the photo that I've changed the blues from the more purply, cool blues, to more greenish, warm shades. It all started as I was looking out the necessary beads and decided I really wanted to use these pale aqua ones in something - like NOW! So, I got other thread shades out instead of the stated ones (converted from DMC to Anchor as is often the case with me). Not sure when I'll be able to make a start on it, but I hope I can over the weekend. The fabric needs pressing first.

Petra kindly made a comment on how clear my WIP photos look. I daresay she's come up against the same troubles I've had in the past with evenweave fabrics looking 'liney' and odd on digital photos. After much trial and error, I've found that there are ways to avoid this, which mostly centre on not reducing the image size yourself. I either take the photo from far enough away so that I don't need to reduce it, just crop to size, or leave it fairly large and let Blogger re-size it. Both of these methods seem to work nicely and produce a good, clear image with the evenweave.

5 comments:

Petra said...

What a beautiful picture of threads and fabric...I like the changes, look forward to seeing how it looks.

Plays with Needles said...

I love the start of a new project...even if it's someone elses...

Doris said...

beautiful threads!

freebird said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my popcorn drawing. You do beautiful work and it really isn't true that anyone who practices can do it too. I have seen some who can do the stitches but with no creativity and some who have creativity and no skill. And then there are some, like you, who have both. Be proud of it. Don't shrug it off. You seem to have worked hard for all the different kinds of skills you have - your music, languages, embroidery. Some people can add the drawing of small subjects to a busy schedule such as you have; they are usually fast workers (unlike me). It'd be great to see some of your drawings after I've seen some of your needlework. I can see your sketching would be done with care.

Jane said...

This looks like it's going to be a nice projcet. Lovely colours. As always thanks for the comment on the blog. We are going to be at the exhibition at the GMEX at the end of August, would be lovely to see you if you manage to get along.

 
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