Monday, February 17, 2014

Idea From the Past

Sometimes inspiration strikes when you least expect it.  This morning I was visiting eBay, checking the status of auctions I am following, and the notion took me to explore the completed needlepoint pieces for sale there.   I stumbled across this piece. 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Needlepoint-Flowers-9-X-12-Finished-Panel-/321315449353?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4acfe4aa09

Look at the background.  It's columns of varying widths of satin stitch, gradually increasing as you look from right to left.  Isn't that a clever background?!  The next time I am totally stumped as to how to handle a background, I'll remember this.

Thank you, unknown stitcher!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
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