Thursday, April 21, 2022
I'm so happy about this project! I have continued going to the needlework shop for more classes, and have learned some new stitches and also how to do compensating stitches. I learned then when doing decorative stitches, there are times where you are not able to complete the full stitch, which requires compensating stitches so that the stitches fit. I think having a background stitching on linen has been helpful for me to understand stitch diagrams and how to figure out how to complete the compensating stitches. I also really enjoy using the different fibers to create different textures. There are many canvases that I am interested in starting, but I have one completed needlework piece, and then a small Valentine project as well. I want to finish these first before starting in on another project. I will also be doing some research on how to complete finishing on these. My first project, I've ordered a ready made leather wallet to slip it into a pocket. For this Easter piece, I'd like to make it into an ornament. Finishing needlepoint is an art in an of itself, so I see how brave I feel! In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy these decorative stitches and luxurious fibers!