Hey...I'm posting this in time/on time for a change -- maybe I can go back to being more regular...I hope so.
Anyway -- today has been about hand stitching the circles on the large collage (well, large in comparison to other stitched projects so far). First order of business (which I should have done yesterday) was to erase the puncture guidelines (as best as possible). Then I stitched each line of circles in both directions. The second largest circle was actually done in one direction...and it did make a difference...the stitches are not as tight and also while coming up through from the back on the second pass stitching, I seemed to split the original stitch a bit...not very noticeable but I am aware of it.
|The penciled guidelines for the punctures that needed to be erased.|
|Sewing the first circle in the other direction to make the line of stitches solid.|
|The back of the canvas...that was pretty tight working next to the wooden part of the back of the frame.|
|Twink was Mr. Pest-o...he kept being cute and flipping over on the table (table dancing) to get closer and closer to the canvas as I was working. I had to keep getting him to leave the table.|
|Second circle complete -- back version.|
|You can find the holes on the frontside easily.|
|All of the circles complete now.|
|It is pretty subtle -- that is what I was going for.|
|A slightly easier to see view.|
|From a more normal viewing distance you don't really notice the stitching unless you are looking for it.|
I would LOVE to eventually be able to sew parts (either by hand or with that machine I bought) separate from a collage and then stitch them onto the collage...I think that would look less crafty (to me) but that is still quite a long way off.