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CathyG
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1:26 am Feb 06, 2013

Has anyone ever added to an SQ pattern? In FFofW she has a beautiful gold neck line and I thought of adding a blend of gold thread. I know when these are finished they look like a painting. I would want it to be subtle, I don't want it to be gaudy looking and so I am not sure if it is a good idea or not. I would like to frame it in a gold leaf frame (expensive I know but if it turns out nice that will be what I will save for).

Has anyone ever added beads? Not thinking of doing that but I was just curious after looking at my TW and all the bead work there.

Was going through my floss collection and had 54 of the colors I need. Yea!! more than I thought!javascript:emoticon('Very Happy')
rifestitch
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9:07 am Feb 06, 2013

I've never added to a SQ, but there's nothing saying you can't. If you look through my blog to see my other projects, you'll notice that I am a firm believer in the theory that you can never have too many beads Smile I just posted an update of an Ink Circles piece I am doing ONLY IN beads Smile If you DO add beads, and intend to put glass in the frame when done (ALL of my pieces get glass), you'll need to mat it and/or have thicker spacer in, so the glass isn't sitting on the beads.

As for adding some gold, sure, why not? There are lots of options out there, depending on the look you want. If you want to add just a hint of sparkle, you could put a gold Kreinik blending filament over the finished stitches. If you want it to stand out more, you could replace the stitches with a gold braid - depending on the fabric you use, there are a couple of weights of Kreinik braid, though I prefer Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid (I use tons of that in my Chatelaines).

If you haven't used metallic thread before, it does involve a bit of a learning curve - it's not as durable as cotton or silk thread, so you have to treat it a little differently, shorter lengths being the first suggestion, usually. There are several little tricks to them - just ask if you run across a problem Smile

I say, experiment and make it yours!
CathyG
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10:29 pm Apr 10, 2016

If I put beads on my SQ do I sew them over a stitch or instead of the stitch? I am assuming in stead of the stitch.
2 years have gone by before I actually got really into stitching. I don't know where the time goes.
rifestitch
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11:02 am Apr 13, 2016

quote:
Originally posted by CathyG
If I put beads on my SQ do I sew them over a stitch or instead of the stitch? I am assuming in stead of the stitch.
2 years have gone by before I actually got really into stitching. I don't know where the time goes.


I always put a bead in place of the stitch (though to be fair, most of the things that are beaded intentionally only have the bead charted).

For as slow as my work day always is, you'd think it would't speed up so much the second I sit down to stitch, huh?
CathyG
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9:49 pm Apr 13, 2016

I agree, time seems to fly by. Thank you for the beading info.
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