Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This is how I did that

Jane has asked how I figure out how to weave the words into the background on pieces. I apologize for not having explained that before. I redid what I had scribbled on a sheet last nite, this time on time count paper. First I just wrote out the word Shave. Then I shaped the individual letters to both fit in the squares and to retain the shape of the letter. Next a few spaces to the right, I drew in another S, then skip a line below and another S, and finally below that another one back to the left.
Tonight I finished one entire pattern of the sketch so you can see the words as well as the entire blank line below the first set, and took this photo for you to see how it works out. To start each row, on the left side, I put a pin stitch in the ditch and then come across the bottom to the first stitch to fill in. I work the pattern across and finish with another pin stitch on the right side and trim the thread as I complete each row.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Fascinating and it doesn't look hard, either. Thank you for explaining, Pat. I always learn new things from you!

M&Co. said...

That is such a great technique, Pat!