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Thursday, March 18, 2010
After a lot of experimentation with various stitches that Tony Minieri recommended in his Needlepoint Now articles on stitching architectural elements, I decided that Interlocking Goblein (over three threads) works best to cover the black canvas and give me a smooth wall. I have started this stitch on the right door piece and will work my way down the door while I figure out how to stitch the top of the Tardis.
I want to point out two areas of the Tardis that are problems because I choose to work a three-quarters turned view of it instead of just a straight on view. See how the police sign on the front has drops to the top periodically? I can't do a slanted sign (which the correct perspective requires) in the stitch I've chosen that is smooth. I have to drop down a thread periodically.
The other problem area is the base of the Tardis. Again, I can't do a slanted padded line well because of the stitch I've chosen.
I could have avoided this by choosing a head-on view. If this sort of thing bothers you, don't stitch your buildings or architectural elements any way except straight on. Or choose another stitch that does slants better. But really, all I need to do is convey the idea of a Tardis. It doesn't have to be perfect and I know better how to do the next building more realistically after stitching this.
No problem is just an error--it is an opportunity to learn.
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