Mysterious "less" grid
- My parade is still there.
- The Little Butterfly Fairy has been reduced by about 20%.
- The baby is gone
- The flying Fairy has been moved to the top left
- The Banner has cleared up
- The characters have taken the light!
Here below, after many modifications, my subject revisited…
- either it will be in the finishes with 1 yellow thread for the contours but here we have different materials: textile and wood, so substantially 2 different threads?
- or we use small delicate stitches to embroider at the risk of getting lost in the chart.
This second option allows you to have less back stitches at the end but it can be tough for less experienced embroiderers.
From the beginning I had in mind to limit the back stitches and to put a maximum of information already in the cross stitch chart hence this choice of small stitches in several clothes and accessories. So choice number 2!
Not all checkout details may appear already. There will certainly be a metal wire for the final decor. However, if I add a metal thread here, it must also be relevant for other elements elsewhere in the embroidery so as not to multiply the costly additions of threads.
So we do both small stitches and we will have a special thread but only on the body, not on the garment.
- to favor small stitches and less back stitches,
- to remove all the background decoration in the lower part,
- to embroider the characters in 2 threads and the background in 1 thread,
- to add original accessories in the hands of the characters,
- to limit special threads to what is strictly necessary.
And if I find it, in what proportion?
- All with accessories or
- an embroidered part: a mixed one?
- judge if it exists
- judge whether it is aesthetically and economically relevant
- find out if it’s available
- in what quantities
- in which countries
- will it be necessary to manufacture? in which country ?
While waiting for all these answers I will be able to embroider the first stitches because the journey has only just begun. But at some point you have to meet the subject intimately by confronting him directly…
See you for the rest: Parade Finishes: Episode 3…
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