Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stitch 8: Outline Stitch

For the hair I almost messed up completely. I had started using some french knots with some split stitches, well, that wasn't looking good to me so I started taking those stitches out. Oh boy, I accidently nipped my fabric while cutting those french knots out.
I was almost devestated cause I knew if I had to start all over again, I would probably just not continue. I didn't want to do that so I thought I will try to use a stitch that will cover over that nick in the fabric. So I chose to do outline stitch for the hair. I am really pleased with the result. The first photo shows how I done short outline stitches to give direction. Then finished it by connecting the two sides together.
I love the results and had to do it with 2 strand of DMC floss instead of 1 to cover over that mistake I made in nipping the fabric I am thinking it would have looked better just using 1 strand but I wanted to cover that nip in the fabric and plus I wanted to give highlight by using the 2 different colors.. I used 1 strand of DMC 300 and 1 strand of DMC 434.


sharmore said...

You did a wonderful job covering up your fabric "nip"! I ALWAYS wind up damaging the fabric if I try to take close stitches out. But we all live and learn! Now I don't even try to clip out stitches unless the problem is a completely new color. Now, if my correction thread are close in color I use the french knots or whatever as a "padding" stitch. If I do a good job with my new stitching it looks even better than I could expect. I think we so often forget how nice padding stitching looks....I think the technique was invented by someone who didn't like their original stitching!

apple pie said...

that is BEAUTIFUL. lovely job!