Monday, February 16, 2009

Angling Along

I took this piece to my EGA meeting on Monday and got some extra done on it. The double cross stitches are all worked in the same color of Watercolours, but since the instructions say to skip every other and fill in on the second pass, you get a kind of piebald effect to it. That's emphasized by the way the stitches are made - the top stitch changes by placement within the design. I'm not sure yet that I like it this way.


Fay said...

I guess the changing stitch-top placement would affect the way the light reflects off the work. Like you, I'm not sure about it. I would find it very hard to remember to follow the instructions since it goes against the usual way I stitch. Will follow this piece with particular interest.
Love your Stars and Stripes lady, and I have no affiliation with the US!I have seen a number of these Mirabelle style charts and even have some and am always surprised how big they turn out.

Love to Stitch 99 said...


Is this a Jim Wurth design?

Pierrette =^..^=

Meg said...

Yes, it's Camelot from the dodecagon series, Pierrette. And yes, Fay, it affects the light play. It also affects the color of the top of the stitch with the Watercolours. Thanks on the Lady too!