Sunday, February 15, 2015

Part 4 of course there will be at least one GINGHAM skirt...


I am still colouring with FLOSS....
now I finished one set of legs and I am very happy with 
the shading and contrast...

( I will share all the colors of floss when I am completed...I keep changing the shades
as I stitch) 

YOU just follow Cori's TEA for TWO  outline, and where the seam is..( backstitch) 
which you add when you have done both sides of the legs...

* for those in the hop, you can embroider and applique this pattern..
I am just showing you what one of mine will look like in cross stitch..


I chose a shade lighter on the left then the right...
YOU can see the definition  of her leg....
that is what I was going for....
When I completed the first pair of legs
I did stitch a backstitch around the outer edges..
Just gives it more definition..

My days of counted cross stitch "may" come to an end ....
except when I use Brooke Nolan's designs....they are perfect...

HERE IS WHY?

1. YOU can size your pattern to be any size you want....
( Now Cori's printed perfectly on 8 x 11 sheet of paper....)

2. You are not counting stitches....you are just colouring with your floss
within the lines.

3. Now I see everything in my head whenever I am using my
floss like coloured pencils...For those who may not be able to do that...
COLOUR it first so you can get an idea of what you want... ( just with pencils or crayons)

4. I love gingham, so I can add gingham to every cross stitch I do....
it becomes my own...

5. For those who see a graphic, any graphic..
well once you know how to do this and what tools are necessary,
you can turn any image into a cross stitch....

6. I love French Vintage and most of the patterns in Europe
are $30-40.oo.....Wellllllll, now I can sketch up anything 
in my mind and stitch it up...( if you like I can sketch something for you too)

Or we can get CORI to do that...I love her style...



Now to do my gingham skirt...I first chose a lighter shade of red
and did up four 4 x-stitches and spaced them the same distance as the square of stitches..
If you do this first, it makes it easier to fill in the empty spaces...
you need 4 colours to do a gingham, more to come soon..

Today I will add a darker shade , you will see the gingham come to life..
More pics tomorrow, on where I will be  or maybe later today..



YOU can do anything with Cori's pattern...
I am just giving you an option....



11 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Samm - the line of her legs is incredible. blessings, marlene

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  2. Hello!
    I did not know about your blog ...
    It's beautiful!
    You are very, very creative and original!
    Loredana

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  3. It is sew beautiful! Can't wait to see the skirt finished.

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  4. That is AMAZING! It is such a different way to cross stitch than I always knew. Painting with cross stitches. And the results look beautiful. I am looking forward to how the gingham will turn out.

    Hugs
    Hilda

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  5. I LOVE the gingham. It looks sew pretty! I can't wait to see how it looks finished.

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  6. Lovely, lovely designs and sharing your artistic techniques is most generous. Just getting back up on the posts and have read them 3x! Love Love Love them -

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    1. Hi Ginger...next time you drop by...leave an email so I can reply..and thank you for your note

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  7. beautiful !! .. thank you for visiting my blog .. :-)

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