Get out your magnifying glass

If you get out your magnifying glass, you might be able to see that I’ve added a lot more stitch to Journal page 2.

Journal page 2.1

It’s easy to add pencil marks as you go along. I prefer pencil to pen, as the ink is very hard to paint over. The pencil lines show slightly, later, but I like that look.

The stitching on the edges doesn’t matter;  it will be covered later, so I just quickly blanket stitch or even overcast them to keep them in place. Even very irregular stitching looks good with paint on it, though, so this is perfect for far-less-than-perfect embroiderers like myself.


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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2 Responses to Get out your magnifying glass

  1. Shirley Bartell says:

    Every new piece is just that much better than the last! I love the directional stitching on this one, though I’ve come to really appreciate that ‘meandering’ stitch! BTW, I keep forgetting to ask you what thread you use? So far I’ve had pretty good luck with C&C Dual Duty Plus but am wondering if a plain cotton quilting thread might be better? I have no idea how it would take the paint/dye/colored pencils – but I’m always game to try something different!

    • Carol Wiebe says:

      I just use Gutermann 100% polyester. I tried the cotton thread, but my Bernina didn’t like it. I had a lot of breakage. It didn’t give me any improvement on how it took paint and colored pencil (I am, in fact, quite happy with Gutermann thread on that score) so I didn’t buy any more. It was also more expensive.

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