Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Elizabeth Harborne - Day 28

Continuing on with finishing the bands I had not fully completed yet...
Thanks to all of you who scrutinized my stitching and assessed the bullions... as  I was stitching them in hand they seemed a bit looser and more raised to me.  After seeing your comments and polling family I decided to hold off with a decision on this and just move to another area... I am so glad I did because after looking at them today I have decided that I will not take them all out and stitch in hand  etc. - I will just get all the other areas finished and then do the bullions last.

Now on to other areas that had given me reasons to pause - there were no notes on stitch direction so I wanted to revisit this issue after getting a feel for the whole sampler.  Notice how the stitch direction affects the reflections of the silk (this will also happen with cotton floss)... used different diagonals in the petals to lend the rather free form flower some whimsy in this band :


Elizabeth Harborne - Day 28
The Song of my Needle
More on the topic of stitch direction in this band also... will continue with this later... too tired tonight to add all the pictures and details
Elizabeth Harborne - Day 28
The Song of my Needle
More pictures on this on my blog ....


Lanie said...

Nupur, this beautiful sampler continues to amaze me! ... your stitching is perfect!
I am interested in the conversation regarding stitch direction ... that is something I still struggle with so any advise/tips will be welcome!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Gorgeous work.
You inspire me to get back to stitching. I have been charting a lot, but not taking time to stitch.

Bethany said...

You are too hard on yourself. My advise and tip is, once your sampler is framed and hanging on the wall, no one will even notice the difference. It adds to your sampler, think of what the little girls samplers must have looked like. I don't think they worried as much as we do. Now, if you are entering your sampler in a compedition, it might be a different story. My Mary Hurst has all the different stitches and directions, much like your Elizabeth and it all looks like cross stitches from a distance. I love what you are stitching and can't wait for more....

Flor de Princesa said...

Adorei seu blog, voce faz belos trabalhos!

Nicola said...

Nupur I would like too learn more about stitch direction and look forward to your next post.