Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Back on Track
I've been busy with the windows and door panels on my Tardis ornament and I like how they look now that they are all even. I also took out the left side window to make it lower than the right. Pamela's right--it looks better this way.
The insides of the panels are tent stitches to get a smooth look, mostly done with my #8 perle cotton. The top door panel on the right and the top roof panel on the side have writing on them so I used Water N Ice (the clear WT1) to do tent stitches that I hope indicate writing.
I've played with the placement of the wall panels on the left side, trying to make them look ok at that angled perspective. This is why it is easier to stitch buildings head on--if I had just done a front view Tardis I would have these issues. But it makes for a nicer look in my opinion and a more interesting thing to stitch.
I also buttonholed around the left front door to match the right detached door. I use buttonhole stitch a lot for edging of things like glasses cases and have never had such a time making the stitches even but I normally use crewel wool, which is much more forgiving and stretchy than the #12 perle cotton I have used here. Stitch and learn, right? Next time I stitch a Tardis I'll use wool!
I stitched the area above the left side windows with wrapped backstitch but I think I am going to take that out. It's the right stitch for here to indicate the lines between the windows and the sign on the side but I think it'll look better if I use perle cotton instead of cotton floss.
So out that will come to be restitched. If I like it, I will probably use the same stitch on the roof line of the front.
I have tested stitches for the walls of the Tardis and right now I like brick stitches over four threads, but we'll see. I want to use the same stitch for all the wall areas, which means I want everything stitched except the walls before I settle on a stitch for the walls. That way I can compare the stitch to all the other stitches to make sure they play nice together.
This is starting to come together and the weather is much improved. Things are starting to look good in CH!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.
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