Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 11 June 2014

Hi there!  Back from Leeds and with a nice cheque in the bank for all the work I got done over the past two days.  That feels good and means that we won't have too much month (or should I say, quarter) left at the end of this scholarship payment!!!=)

So, I made a start on the petit point whilst I was alone at mum's place.  The result you can see here.  It doesn't look right.  It just plain doesn't look right.

Have a look at the chart here below and you can see what I was working from there.  I've done it correctly according to the chart, but when you look at the photo of the piece in the magazine, there are clear differences.

It's not the best of shots, being a photo of a mass-printed photo and is a bit on the small side, but I'm sure that you can see, as I can, that there are at least two darker lines on the left of the hands section, defining the fingers and that they seem to be at a shallower gradient than the charted version, which has just one.  Also, the chart shows a straight, short line higher up at the top left than the photo here, which seems to me to be sloping slightly.

So, what next?  Well, I'm going to re-chart it as best I can from the photo, then unpick and restitch as much as needs be in order to get the hands on my version looking decent.  I'm also considering changing the colour of the shadow part as it's, frankly, much too dark and looks overly contrived.

Plenty still to sort before this project can go ahead.  In the meantime, I'm hopping over to Pintangle to link this post to the Work in Progress Wednesdays series.=)

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


jackiescrafts said...

Your lady is coming along nicely but I do agree that the petit point doesn't look quite right. I hope you can sort it to your satisfaction
Jackie x

Queeniepatch said...

How frustrating after all the work you put in. I hope you will be satisfied in the end.

Pamela said...

Isn't it discouraging when you follow the directions and it doesn't turn out as pictured? I hate to take out stitches, but sometimes it has to be done.

Anonymous said...

I like your idea of being careful with the details. sorry that you have to take out stitches and redo this part.

Rachel said...

How infuriating! I hope you solve the problem soon!

zenuwpees said...

La dame avance bien bonne broderie Marie-Claire

Annet said...

I hope you can draw the chart from the photo, it's a pity you have to frog the stitches!