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Vase 3 of 5 Vases by Sharon G
June 8, 2020, 12:25 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Vases, Sharon G

This is a Sharon G painted canvas, Vases with Curly Bamboo.

Using single strands of Gloriana Silk Floss 018 Teal Twilight allowed the canvas to show through a lot. The overdyed effect of the thread is very subtle and you almost don’t see it. The Bijoux 480 Regalia is more evident in the Hungarian Variation (over 2, 4, 2).

I especially liked her suggestion to stitch right over the dragonfly so that the vase would show through the sheer wings. The wings are long stitches raying out from the body using Kreinik Cord 034C Confetti. Sharon recommended a black vein down the center of each wing but I prefer the iridescent effect. The black Kreinik Japan thread 110J was very nice to work with and was couched with Kreinik Cord 005C. Both are smooth and reflect a little light but are not sparkly like most Kreinik threads.

She gave us #5 gold beads that I thought were just too big and too gold. So, I went into my stash and found a more muted yellow-gold semi translucent bead in 2 sizes with the larger one used on the head and smaller ones along the body (probably 8/0 and 11/0 round beads). And, two Sundance 455 beads are the eyes.

These vases are working up quite nicely. I’m very happy that the shading on the vases are not entirely covered up. This vase has a more open effect than the past 2 vases and Amy Bunger’s third vase has the most coverage of her 3 vases. And, Tony Minieri’s stitches are covering most of the canvas as they did the first 2 vases.

Our ANG Main Line chapter members are enjoying the opportunity to see the approach to the canvas from the different stitch guide writers even though they are not stitching the piece.

Last month’s meeting went well via Zoom. Everyone enjoyed getting together. So, we’re going to keep going on Zoom until we can meet in person. To see the needlepoint best for Show and Tell, people sent me their photos and then I shared my screen. And, at this month’s meeting tonight on June 8, we’ll be looking at the 4th vase, the gold one.


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