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Background, Star of Stitches, ANG Stitch of the Month 2020
June 1, 2021, 5:13 pm
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When NJ Needle Artists chapter had their last Stitch-in, they reviewed their background choices for the couple of us working on that project.

A light color to match your canvas worked well on some but dark worked on other colorways. So, I tried a dark thread (Soie Cristale 1141 Golden Brown) because I thought that would recede. But, it blended in with the green area. So, then I tried a light brown (Splendor S840 Camel). It’s better but it doesn’t look great next to the yellow areas.

Then, my husband Bill suggested a light green. And, I found DMC Linen Embroidery Floss (L3013). Not better.

Then, I decided to try white. The designer, Kathy Rees, said besides Splendor, Kreinik 1/16th Ribbon would work. So, I tried both.

I thought I would have preferred the Splendor but it was stark white. You can’t see it in the photo but there is sparkle throughout the star. So, I stitched with all Kreinik. Then, I shared my progress at our Main Line Stitchers chapter meeting and Cleo, a visiting guest from my EGA Brandywine chapter, suggested rust. So, rather than ripping out, I moved on to the next area and tried rust Splendor S1009.

What color do you prefer and why?


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Is there such a thing as pale rust? I like the rust, but it is blending in with the green a little. In the picture, the white seems a little stark.

Comment by craftingwacky

Hi Melita! I prefer the rust. I think it really pops out the rusty colors in the green sections. Did you consider a light purple? Same color as I. The greens, but light to medium light in value?

Comment by Joyce Pugh

Melita, how about a very pale yellow?

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Comment by caroltoll

This is gorgeous – very intricate and you are so clever. I also think light purple.

Comment by hettyanddaisy




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