Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spinning a web

I started the spider's web. I used tent stitch and 001HL so it would be really shiny. I will be adding beads to the web but am waiting until I have the background filled in behind it first. Then I started the background with the Triple Parisian for the background. I started on the left and am working my way over and through the web as there is a great deal of compensating through the web. I started a second line to make it easier to compensate all the way across the web. Jane of Chilly Hollow wrote a great note about compensating on her blog and has some excellent ideas. I thought about just doing tent through the web, but I decided to go ahead and comp through it.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Good luck! I think compensating the background will look better behind the spider's web than tent. You might want to practice the stitch by turning the piece upside down and doing longer rows of it until you understand how it is made before trying to compensate. That's what I do for a stitch I'm going to have to compensate.

Anyway, the white background is perfect for this piece as the spider and the web will really show up nicely on white. This is a very cute series and I've enjoyed watching you work them.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

That web is fabulous, and this is one MEAN looking spider. Now he looks like a tarantula and not an ordinary little garden spider. Good job!

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