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Vase 3
June 27, 2010, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Vases

This is also from my Vase series & is a “Pinsations” original design & stitch selection. As soon as I saw this Calla Lily pin, I knew I’d be doing the Arrow Amadeus stitch! As the vase was being stitched, it began to pucker or puff. I liked the effect & went with it by adding a small strip of bubble wrap to maintain an even effect. It adds to the roundness of the lines on the vase. It does seem, as I look at it hanging on my wall between 2 pictures, that I should have made the vase slightly smaller for the size of the pin/flowers. Otherwise, I really like this vase.

The background is the Ray stitch (a leaf stitch). The vase is done using straight stitches gradually climbing up & to the right with overdyed Waterlilies filled in with a white DMC Cotton Pearle #5 thread. Stitches are from The Needlepoint Book by  Jo Ippolito Christensen.

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I love the background stitch – subtle and textured!

Comment by Rachel

Thanks – I resisted the urge to use green for the leaf stitch & was quite pleased with the look.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I think this is my favorite so far! I don’t care if the vase is too big!

Comment by Liz

Glad you like it. It’s my favorite as well. I remember from a Mary Shipp design class that the S shape is one of the most pleasing to the eye. Then, I noticed the swirl of one of my own glass vases & came up with the pattern.

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