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Bamboo Tea Tray, Clue 2
February 15, 2015, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Bamboo Tea Tray, Melita's Designs

The second clue in the Stitching Games 2015 run by stitcherie is “football” & why not – it was released on Superbowl Sunday!

I went through SuZy’s Portable Stitches & have 2 leading candidates heading to the Superbowl (a test canvas) – Fran’s Stitch (looks like a lot of footballs) & French Swag (looks like a gridiron). May the best stitch pattern win.

Fran’s Stitch was out of the running when I layer it out on graph paper because it was too large for the area.

I also went through Needlepoint Dictionary of Stitches on my Kindle & found Hex shape which looks like a little football.

So, I tried combining the Rhodes stitches from French Swag & the Hex shape (a slightly smaller one) with Stripes A (from Portable Stitches) but it was too many stripes & no contrast to the bamboo.


The part I like is the Hex. So, I decided to keep it simple and I made the top of what I see as a decorative vase all Hex shapes.

I used Kreinik (045) #4 for the footballs, #16 for the rim of the vase, & #32 for the sides. The thread has a bit of green that complements the bamboo. The purple comes from selected portions of Gloriana Seaweed #088.



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