New Stitch Monday – Helen’s Lace
A few weeks ago, I saw someone’s post of a bird using Helen’s Lace as the feathers and it looked really good. Then I remembered I did that stitch for a vase on one of my many unfinished canvases. So, I dug it up from the closet only to discover that I still really liked this Maggie canvas and to my surprise the project was mostly finished. Guess it will go into the “Let’s Finish This” group. I do remember that I changed the vase it might have had dots on it.
I like to blend threads to get different effects. Keeping in mind I haven’t work on this in years it looks like I used 2 strands of Bijoux and 2 strands of Valdani thread which is an over-dyed thread. Splendor, Gloriana or any thread that you can ply will work. Accentuate is another blending filament that can be used but I think you will have to play around to see how may strands you would need. This canvas is 18-count so if you are going to try this stitch on a 13-count canvas you may have to play around with how many stands of each thread gives you the coverage you are looking for. Give it try.
- On September 14, 2020