Monday, July 7, 2014

Achieving Dimension in Needlepoint UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff's latest mystery class (Shelly Penko's "Bohemian Beauty") was never my favorite design. I found the original too amorphous. What are all those blobs of color?  I can't stitch something if I don't know what it is.  That's just a quirk of mine.  Give me a canvas with blobs on it and I am lost.

Ruth isn't.  She uses various sizes and colors of stitches to define the areas and bring some forward while letting others recede.  She made "Bohemian Beauty" gorgeous!

If you are trying to achieve dimension in your stitching, you need to study Ruth's mystery piece carefully.  Here are links to photos that can be enlarged.

UPDATE:  Here is the finished piece framed in a sparkle frame.  Neat!

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