Tuesday, April 15, 2008

More Options .... in Hardanger: Kloster Diamonds

A little progress to report here on More Options .......... in Hardanger as I have just finished stitching the kloster diamonds.
Gay Ann Rogers was saying the other day in her classroom that the thread color(s) look differently depending on which other colors surround them and I was able to verify that quite by chance actually with this project when I used the same exact thread on both pieces of hardanger (see the picture of the little hardanger piece to the right of this post). The main difference in my case is the slight change of color in my fabric. On the little piece to the right I have used an ASH ROSE fabric and in this project I am using a PLUM BLOSSOM fabric and the color of my thread just does not look the same.
We are learning quite a bit about colors and threads with Gay Ann and it is all free so anyone who is interested in learning can join in using the link above :-) We are even getting information about how to best photograph our work, which has always been a bit of a challenge for me.
Next phase of my project here will be to work the border with a blanket stitch. I am not following the progression order here as I thought that it would be nice to get this all out of the way before actually doing the fillings inside those diamonds.
Pierrette =^..^=


NCPat said...

Very nice, Pierette! I love how this is turning out, and I am also enjoying the color conversation at the SNS!

Terry said...

Its working out well and you would not think it the same thread as your other piece as it really looks different on this background colour