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!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/06/foreground-background-and-everything-in.html

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.
http://stitcherie.ning.com/photo/lesson-4-3?context=latest

http://stitcherie.ning.com/photo/rug?context=latest

http://stitcherie.ning.com/photo/face-4?context=latest

UPDATE:  Here is the finished piece framed in a sparkle frame.  Neat!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/11/shes-home-from-framer.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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