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Background for the Sun Flower
July 6, 2010, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery

I’ve got the background ready using 3 different overdyed thread colors. Occasionally, I even used just portions of threads to compliment the painted canvas which proved challenging. Now, I’m left with more of the green surrounding the petals & laying the dark thread on top & couching it. It is actually quite difficult to see in person where the dark thread should be placed – the pictures may actually help me figure out where to put the dark thread. I’m having a hard time photographing this piece – never seem to get the same amount of light. I’ll try outside daylight & see what happens.

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Using portions of a variegated thread is always a bit frustrating, but the results repay the effort!

Comment by Rachel

Agree it’ll be worth the effort – after I get the dark threads placed, it should really pop. And, David McCaskill warned about getting a streaky look with varigated threads – I had to jump around with the pattern – also challenging!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

You are doing a terrific job. It is just a beautiful piece. I love the colors and the stitches and the whole overall piece just draws your eyes in! Well done!


Comment by Norma

Thanks Norma. I enjoy looking at it when I’m stitching. The white areas gave me a nice opportunity to play with different stitch patterns that David McCaskill provided.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Hi there! This is so awesome! I am the designer, Paula Manning-Lewis, and it is so cool to see one of my designs stitched! I love the way you did the petals, I always wondered how it would look with all white petals, but the textures you got with the different stitches make it look great!

Comment by manlewis

Hi Paula, I’m thrilled you get to see it stitched – it is a stunning design. I really like the all white petals too. Thanks for the photography release for the ANG Seminar & I’ll be sure to let you know if it wins anything!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

[…] the American Needlepoint Guild seminar competition and one of them won a blue ribbon!! Here is a link to one of the ladies blog posts about […]

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I heard it through the grapevine that someone who stitched this design won a blue ribbon in the ANG, was that you? I know there were two people I signed releases for. Anyway, if it was you, congrats!

Paula 🙂

Comment by manlewis

Hi Paula, No, I meant to email you when I got back but forgot. No, it wasn’t mine. It’s a fantastic design. Thanks for asking & providing the release. Melita

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