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Swirling Leaves, Baseball, and Blue Bubbles
October 30, 2019, 9:17 am
Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Swirling Leaves

Next up for Swirling Leaves was the blue bubbles which are also in the background. Janet Perry, NAPA Needlepoint during an online class, recommended a couple of options that would serve to bump up the glitz (from the white background) for the bubbles. So, I went with Silk Lame Braid Petite SP98 for the light blue area and a darker Silk Lame Braid Petite SP151 where the bubbles overlap.

The bubbles are in the background as they are lighter in color and not tied to the other elements. I stitched them as Janet recommended with basketweave. However, because my background was not open, my circles look round and I didn’t need to outline each with whipped backstitch.

The flash is allowing some of the sparkle to show.


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