Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday - 5 Dec 2012


I've done a couple more rows on the centre part of the 'Sunshine and Flowers' sampler over the last day or so.  Oh, and I also added in some cream beads that I'd missed before - 4 of them!  There were actually 2 missing on the chart, but I missed two myself, so equal blame share!!!  Things are progressing fairly well with this piece now, although it takes a while to get the hang of each row.  Next will be 2 long satin stitch rows, or rather boxes, down the sides of the middle and that's a bit of a concern as there's quite some potential for miscounting there...


This afternoon I've also been trying to make some progress with the shading on the stumpwork rabbit, but I really need to come back to this in daylight and have a thorough review of the brown shades.  Two are far too close together to be of any real use in differentiating between shades (and the project isn't meant to be so realistic that it needs such gentle changes), and two are much too far apart.  I'm actually using the prescribed thread brand (it was designed in Anchor, for a wonder!), so I can't blame thread conversion problems.  Anyway, that's something I want to get a look at in the morning, when there's good light where I'm working.  I've already picked out a shade between the two far apart ones, but that now seems too dark....

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012

6 comments:

Rachel said...

It's particularly difficult to keep track of shades under artificial light - even a daylight lamp doesn't help as much as you might like, does it?

sharonb said...

I am still loving this sampler and love the little rhodes hearts and I agree with you shades can confuse even with daylight lamps.

Jules said...

How often have I used slightly the wrong shade!

Favo de Mel said...

Seus trabalhos merecem aplausos, são perfeitos.

Emily said...

You're making really nice progress. Pretty colors to work with. :)

margaret said...

I have a daylight florescent light in the kitchen where I do moat of my stitching and it is a great help for seeing the colours correctly. Sampler coming along a treat, but no pic of your stumpwork, maybe next week you will share him with us.

 
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