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9-step Value Scale, threads used
February 4, 2010, 11:34 pm
Filed under: 9-step Value Scale

9-step Value Scale Threads:

9 – Black (DMC floss #310): Vineyard Silk S538*, Trio T12, Petite Very Velvet, V601, Fuzzy Stuff FZ02, DMC Floche 310

8 – Gray (DMC floss 3799): Trio T40*, Petite Very Velvet, V616

7 – Gray (DMC floss 413): Trio T207*, Trio T208, Fuzzy Stuff FZ19*, Splendor S1118*

6 – Gray (DMC floss 317): Trio T57*, Trio T103*, Flair 610*, Silk & Ivory 57*, Splendor S889

5 – Gray (DMC floss 414): Vineyard Silk C106*, Planet Earth Dusk*, Fuzzy Stuff FZ01*

4 – Gray (DMC floss 318): Vineyard Silk S536*, Flair 593*, Impressions 1072*, DMC Floche 318*, Splendor S891

3 – Gray (DMC floss 415): Trio T58*, Impressions 1046*, Vineyard Silk S535*, Fuzzy Stuff FZ36*, Snow 09* Silver*, DMC Floche 415*

2 – Gray (DMC floss 762): Trio T113, Vineyard Silk S539*, DMC Floche 762*

1 – White (DMC floss blanc): Trio T02, Fuzzy Stuff FZ15, DMC Floche blanc*, DMC Perle #8 blanc

*Indicates thread was used in some part of the pictured needlework.

Some threads I placed in a particular value could be debated (but I had to place them somewhere).

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9-step Value Scale, initial attempt
February 2, 2010, 11:32 pm
Filed under: 9-step Value Scale

I wanted to utilize the 9-step gray scale that I learned about in Mary Shipp’s design class. And, I wanted to practice with stitches from Stitches For Effect/Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson.  But, I did not get the effect of dark (upper left) to light (moving down & to the right).  And, the stitch selection didn’t help. I think this is an example of trying to do too much in one piece. I forgot about the One-Three-Five Rule from Mary’s lessons.  Next time, I’ll eliminate either many of the stitches I selected or many of the thread types I selected or both!

And, you may have guessed, that’s why I am using shades of gray in ANG SOTM 2010 Mystery project – I have quite a large stash now!