I used Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches to put together a matching design to Pat Mazu’s Diamond in a Square and finally got them into a pair of bookends for my current manager. That’s the fifth set of bookends!
I used Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches to put together a matching design to Pat Mazu’s Diamond in a Square which will go into a pair of bookends. Many of Jean Hilton stitches would work fantastic for this thread effect.
The main design in the upper left corner shows 4 plaited rays radiating around the corners which left room for a Jessica circle with Rhodes stitch in the center. And, I was able to fit 3 butterfly double fans into each of the columns.
I’ve been exploring shading with my ANG chapter and decided I had to take Patricia Mazu’s Diamond in A Square which is being offered through ANG’s Correspondence Courses (http://www.needlepoint.org/CorrClasses/classes/diamond-square.php). Pat describes it perfectly as an adventure in creating an overdyed thread effect.
What I really like is learning how to control the color as it moves through a stitch pattern. I knew that I’d have to do her pattern & then try it on my own design to see if I really understood it. I did have to modify her design slightly to fit into bookends. These make a wonderful opportunity to create a companion piece with my design. The first design is done! And, I’ve begun the next.