As you can see I’m more than halfway through the background of m Game Needlepoint piece and I just love it. I changed to the next stitch on the list when someone was called by name or when my cat mewed.
If I was in the middle of a stitch when the event occurred, I changed for the next stitch.
This is a close-up of the top part of the mini-sock, a big block of background. As you can see the different textures of the stitches add lots of variety. I think using a hand-dyed thread with its subtle changes in shade enhanced this.
All in all, a really fun way to stitch a background, I’m going to use it on the matching bunny mini-sock as well.
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Joyce Shannon says
So when I’m stitching at work I can change the stitch every time the phone rings or the boss has a better idea for the use of my time.
Yes, or if you are stitching in the car, every time your kids say “Are we there yet?”