We have a beautiful new example of Monet's Irises in our gallery! This one was
stitched as a model for us and the quality of the stitching is so excellent
that we are inspired to try to do better ourselves.
One tip we've been trying with
good results - once you start stitching a color, stay with that color as far as
you can, even if all the stitches are not adjacent (as long as you don't have
to skip more than 3 or 4 stitches). Fewer color changes equates to a neater
back and has the added benefit of making the work go faster, too.
Speaking of tips, we have
added a “tips” section (under the Solutions tab). Much of it, so far,
is based on our own experience, but we are in the process of adding tips and
clever techniques that we’ve received from you, our readers! If
you have a good way of doing things that isn’t covered there or that you prefer to
a method we describe, please let us know! The same techniques don’t work for everyone and we would like to present
as many ideas as possible. And please let us know if there’s a subject you’d like some tips on, even if you
have none to offer.
As we’ve hinted above, the tips section is not quite finished, and depending on how much it grows, it may change in appearance significantly,
if we find that we need to restructure it to keep it easy to use. So please bear with us! It is organized by topic, and we hope that if you find yourself thinking, “There must be a better way...” that you’ll be able to go to our tips section and find some ideas!
|New patterns! Click any picture for a closer look.|
My Sweet Rose|
John William Waterhouse
Sunflower Seen from the Back|
|Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund|
Evelyn De Morgan