I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by. It’s time for another SAL check-in!
My little elephant is coming together quite nicely. There’s not much more to complete in terms of ‘drawn in lines’ I need to cover. But I also think I don’t want to add too much more or else it will become quite overcrowded.
TAST Stitch 8 – Chain Stitch
I’ve added in some more chain stitch. I wasn’t quite sure what the best stitch was to surround these little flowers.
I opted to stitch them in an Appleton’s wool, and in a purple colour. Still in the same kind of pink colour family as the rest of the piece, but adding a little variety with both texture and colour! I’m quite happy with the overall effect of this area.
I had originally thought I’d need to add something else into this area, but now it’s all stitched in, I’m quite happy with how it has all finished up, and I won’t be adding more to it.
TAST Stitch 94 – Portuguese Stem Stitch (again!)
There’s a few reasons for this. Firstly, I really enjoy stitching this stitch!
Secondly – I’m wanting to create a little bit of consistency in the design, and as the area has a similar feel to it as the first time I stitched this stitch, I thought this was a wise idea. I haven’t quite finished this area, but I’m sure you will get the idea!
Time to consider how to finish those last little bits!
I’ve been thinking about how I will finish off the last few bits which need covering. On the whole, I’m going to be choosing ‘safe’, and ‘obvious’ stitches like stem stitch, running stitch, and probably some more chain stitch.
My big question is how should I finish the outline of him? With some rather ‘heavy’ stitching in areas within the middle of the elephant, I’m thinking a standard stem stitch might not be the answer. Unless I stitch it in something like a perle 5 thread? Or maybe another wool?
Your ideas and help on this one will be appreciated!
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See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.