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Vase 2 of 5 Vases by Sharon G
December 29, 2019, 1:36 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Vases, Sharon G

Several members of my ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter have now joined several of us who took a class with Sharon G for her painted canvas, Vases with Curly Bamboo, at Nimble Needle of NJ a few years ago (2012). Original class members have Sharon G’s stitch guide and I’m using her recommended stitches (with a slight alteration of the beads near the black tassel).
Now, we have stitch guides by Amy Bunger and Tony Minieri to learn how different stitch guide writers approach the same painted canvas. These will be discussed every other month (December, February, etc) to give people a chance to stitch a vase before discussing the next one. The last session will review the background and border. We are not copying the stitch guides. Each person has their own or can take notes regarding the other stitch guides.

My first vase was finally done by March 2017. The little bits done on the other vases was done in class. I’m done with Vase 2. After stitching the Diamond straight stitch pattern, I had to get out the magnifying glass to see where to fill in the 2 strands of Bijoux 415 (really tough to get a photo to show the sparkle but 2 stitches fall between the beads on the diagonal). Then, I could see where to put the burgandy Sundance beads 460A. There are two rows of beads on the top rim. Sharon recommended two rows for the lower band near the tassel but I alternated beads on the diagonal with black Kreinik #4 Braid 005 because the cord of the tassel needed to appear to go around the vase. The tassel was supposed to be long stitches that ray out from the top but I couldn’t get that to gather how I wanted. So, I made some shorter stitches to fill in the bottom sides and long ones in the center. The two strings of 5 beads each lay across the long threads nicely looking like they are gathered.

Close up photo.

I’m looking forward to see what others have done with the burgundy vase.

Yesterday, I made great progress on the blue vase at our Saturday Stitch-in (4th Saturday of the month).

Please join us any second Monday of the month from 7-9 pm at Starbucks in Wayne, PA (218 Lancaster Ave).

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