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Overdyed Thread Notebook Class with Gail Stafford, Day 2

Today we stitched tied stitches, eyelets, and leaf stitches. We got 9 stitches in each day. I love the contrast with the solid colors. And, my favorite effect was the Giant Rice (1st column on the bottom left) with the dark solid DMC floss on the bottom and the overdyed thread on top.

I have plenty of thread left and half the canvas to work up a sampler. Maybe a bookmark.

It blows my mind how time flies in class. It should seem like time is frozen because it’s so cold in the hotel. I remembered that it was cold last time when we were here (2014) for ANG’s Seminar. And, I brought a heavier sweater. But, the cold seems to be getting in my bones this time combined with sitting on a chair that isn’t my comfy stitching chair and I am getting stiff and my back isn’t feeling great. Going to wear my long pants tomorrow. Enough about the cold! Got to get organized for my next class.


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I took this class at Seminar in maybe Myrtle Beach (not sure because a migraine marred my experience of that Seminar). I enjoyed working with the threads and seeing how the different stitches worked up. I did wish, though, that more time had been spent on manipulating overdyed variegated threads to achieve particular effects, including how to figure out and match the repeat in a skein for use in this way. I had been introduced to matching the repeat in a skin by Sue Reed a number of years ago, but a refresher would have been nice. I really enjoy Gail’s teaching and was delighted to pilot stitch a class with her earlier this year.

Comment by Remedial Stitcher

Yes, not a manipulation discussion. Gail did review finding the repeat in a skein. Did you see the article in Mar/Apr Needle Pointers by Susan Reed that discusses how to do it? That’s what I did for Tahitian Treat. And, I can help you if needed.

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