Monday, August 12, 2013
A satisfying moment
Stitching has been slow lately, with a lot of painting to do and a column to get ready. I finished the gold line at the bottom of the rocker with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002 and filled in below it with the Burmilana in tent stitch. I then resumed work on the background with Vineyard Silk Classic "Tea."
Am I ever glad I chose the Nobuko stitch for the background! I could probably work this stitch in my sleep and find compensating along the curves to be a breeze. Nevertheless, when you've been working down two sides of a canvas and finally reach the bottom, there's that moment of truth: will the sides meet in the pattern evenly? The answer is YES!
I just used up the sixth skein of Vineyard Silk Classic and still have two more skeins waiting in the wings, so no problems there. It's amazing how much mileage you can get with this thread--like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going and going!