Monday, September 1, 2008

Nickys 2nd Monday update

I had hoped to have the whole second row finished today but it wasn't to be. It is growing however and I am inspired by the finishes (and near finishers) who have posted to the blog already.

Did anybody else have trouble with the dark, roof stitches showing through to the the fabric. Do you think this is because I have a slightly too tight tension? Any suggestions would be appreciated!


Moni said...
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Moni said...

Great progress!
I suppose that your fabric shows through the stitches because you are stitching on a 28 count linen. With dark colors this can easily happen.You might want to try and stitch with three strands of dark threads in order to cover better the fabric. I am not having this kind of problem, but I am stitching my Neighborhood on a 36 count linen (with two strands of thread over two).
Good luck, your work is beautiful in any case!

Meredith said...

Your work is beautiful! I have noticed the same thing a little bit with the fabric showing through - I am using 32 count linen. What I've noticed though is that it's not as noticeable when I hold it up as if too be hung. I think some of that is the angle. Keep looks great!

Shelagh said...

You are going well with your piece, I am in the middle of the red house, I must take another photo soon. Keep stitiching.

Anonymous said...

Nicky, your progress looks great! The others made some nice suggestions here too.

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