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Bunch of Poppies – First Blue Poppy

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28 July 2008

Bunch of Poppies – First Blue Poppy

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I’m appreciating using a scroll frame rather than a hoop. I had tension problems on the linen when I did Rust Red Iris on the hoop.

The placing stitches are on the rightmost petal of the blue poppy, ready for the rest to go in.

I find putting placement stitches down first a huge help in guiding me as I do a shape.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Dragonsally said...

it keeps getting prettier and prettier

Monday, July 28, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

:-)

Adding the flowers is really adding to it, I think

Monday, July 28, 2008  
Blogger Michael said...

It's looking great! I like what the padding brings to the flowers.

I found SUCH a difference switching to stretcher bars from a snap frame... being able to control the tension is so helpful.

Monday, July 28, 2008  
Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

It's coming along beautifully. What are placement stitches?

Monday, July 28, 2008  
OpenID paulahewitt said...

I agree - this is looking great. I have just done some threadpainting a la Trish Burr on a fig - and the first one was crappy, but the second one, where i put in some directional stitches to follow turned out much better (the practice probably helped too).

Tuesday, July 29, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Michael - I've wanted to get into Evertite frames ever since Mary reviewed them on NeedlenThread. I think that might be even better! The next step!
My Historical Sampler is going to be so heavy with the stumpwork and goldwork. Tension is going to be an issue

it's a pity Trish B didn't use padding in her other books - this was her first book (Redoute) and she decided to use only stitch direction as dimensionality after this. But you can always add your own.

I like it too.

JoWynn - In needlepainting, putting in a few stitches that indicate direction of the thread, or where a changes in direction is, is a good reminder to actually do so.

It's easy to be concentrating on the blending, and forget your stitch direction and blithely keep going in the same direction for the whole petal or leaf or whatever.

Stitch direction important for the 'dimensionality' look of the piece.

Paula - looking forward to seeing another fig!! I like your figs :-)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008  
Blogger Mermaid's Purse said...

This is looking beautiful and the padding just adds so much life!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou :-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008  

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