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Tahitian Treat, Needle Pointers March – April 2021 Issue Corrections
July 23, 2021, 10:56 am
Filed under: Melita's Designs, Tahitian Treat

It’s been fantastic watching Meg W on Facebook post her progress on Tahitian Treat. But, I was surprised that she was running out of a couple of threads. It’s possible that not specifying the stitch path may be why Neon Rays + NP55 (need 2 cards) and Silk Lame Braid SL110 (need 3 cards) are running short. The instructions do list 2 skeins needed for Watercolours 086 Tahiti. However, a third skein of Watercolours 086 would allow people to be more selective about the portion selected for specific sections and allow for mistakes. Don’t miss Sue Reed’s article (page 22 in the same issue) on “Color Matching Hand-Dyed Threads” discussing in greater detail how to select portions of hand-dyed threads for manipulation.

As I test stitched a few areas, I found an error in Area H charts and an erratum has been placed on the Needle Pointers magazine webpage. Please click HERE for an errata sheet and insert into your issue for future use. You have to be a member of ANG to have access to these instructions. However, even if you are joining ANG now, you will have access to all the magazines go back to and including all the issues since 2017 – 5 years of fantastic articles and projects! You’ll be able to print pages for your own use. There are also all the Stitch of the Month projects free to ANG members going back to 1998.

In the original article, you’ll see that I ran out of Watercolours 232 African Violet and that’s why the center purple square stands out. The second skein was a slightly lighter dye lot. I wasn’t going to rip the inner area out. Because it was used in completely different area, it worked out to be a happy accident. So, if you do run out & the color of the new thread is slightly different, you may be able to use it anyway especially in a geometric design.

This has been a lesson learned for me. I am going to overestimate the amount of thread required especially if nobody pilot stitches my design first. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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