Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Practice

My first attempts at Karen's web... and some French knots, which of course I used to do, but my fingers don't really seem to remember them too well...yet.  What a disaster with several.  But....one thing I do have... perseverance ... yep....I've got that.  'Stick-to-it-iveness' as some folks used to call it.












I'll get it.  See the difference in the last web?  Pretty good compared to the first little white one and much better than the first yellow one.  My own experience after only trying two showed me something...I was pulling the wrapping thread a bit too taut around each of the legs ..... so, when I loosened my vice like grip on the thread... look... nice webby effect.  Plus...I must remember to work a bit larger for the first few til I get an handle on it.  I tend to work too small with everything it seems...















I love this stitch.  It's beautiful.



5 comments:

Krista Funk said...

Super cool! I used to do counted cross stitch, but haven't picked it up since I because obsessed with photography. You're making *great* progress, the improvement is easily visible from one to the next.

BeadedTail said...

That is very pretty! Anything with a thread and needle is beyond my capabilities!

Twiglet said...

Oh so pretty - I enjoy doing a bit of hand stitching now and again. x Jo

Lin said...

Oooh, I like that! I used to do a lot of embroidery and some silk ribbon embroidery years ago. I'd like to pick up stitching again now that the kids will both be gone this fall. I hope my eyeballs are ready! I can't see like I used to. :(

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

Very beautiful indeed :D)