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Interchange, Lesson 2
September 30, 2020, 10:21 am
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2020, Interchange by Linda Reinmiller

Here’s Lesson 2 from my ANG 2020 Virtual Seminar class, Interchange, a band sampler with Linda Reinmiller. It’s great doing this in weekly lessons because I can definitely complete each lesson in that time frame.

After a band of Milanese, we learned Indian Drawn Ground Filling and Pulled Step Stitch with Smyrnas.

For Milanese, working with 2 needles can be tough until you get the hang of leaving the thread on the top of the canvas before completing the last stitch of each unit. If you stitch all one color first, you really have to count carefully. Why take that chance?

I am really happy that I used a long enough thread of the gorgeous Gloriana for the Indian Drawn Ground Filling for 2 reasons. The flow of the colors is smooth without interruption and goes across all the colors. And, in order to end the thread, I pierced the threads on the one edge so that they don’t show through. Starting with a second thread might be tougher to hide the thread.

The Pulled Step Stitch was interesting mostly because of the Smyrnas which filled apparent offset areas despite them being on the true diagonal. You can see this best in the close up photo.

Then, we finished Lesson 2 with Diagonal Long-armed Cross Stitch which took some counting to start but then was easy to keep going! I like it a lot mostly because it too progresses on the true diagonal but looks oblique.

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