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9-step Value Scale, initial attempt
February 2, 2010, 11:32 pm
Filed under: 9-step Value Scale

I wanted to utilize the 9-step gray scale that I learned about in Mary Shipp’s design class. And, I wanted to practice with stitches from Stitches For Effect/Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson.  But, I did not get the effect of dark (upper left) to light (moving down & to the right).  And, the stitch selection didn’t help. I think this is an example of trying to do too much in one piece. I forgot about the One-Three-Five Rule from Mary’s lessons.  Next time, I’ll eliminate either many of the stitches I selected or many of the thread types I selected or both!

And, you may have guessed, that’s why I am using shades of gray in ANG SOTM 2010 Mystery project – I have quite a large stash now!

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Could you share the threads and their numbers. I have just purchased a piece by Jean Hilton called “Springtime” that I think would be lovely done in shades of grey.



Comment by Jamie Reft

Hi Melita, I am enjoying your Shades of Gray study. Beautiful colors and nice stitch choices. Great stash burner & reminder of what threads you have in your stash.

Comment by Robin King

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