VINES AND TWISTS

My own progress on the Clarke’s Law sampler? A bit:

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I’ve got the full segment from one bounce point (the column down the center of the trefoil interlace) to the other bounce point (the column down the center of the heavy stem interlace at the left). To be fair, this pattern’s bounce points aren’t exact. The interlaces themselves don’t mirror perfectly left and right, but they’re close if one makes allowances for the minor perturbations caused by the stem elements twisting and weaving over and under each other.

The rest of this strip is a (more or less) mirror image of what I’ve already stitched. As you can see, a full cycle of this repeat is very long, making it difficult to use for clothing, but ideal for household linens, curtains and the like.

I happen to like long repeats though. They’re far more interesting to stitch than shorter ones. But I’m ready for the next panel. Got to finish out this one first, then it’s back to the area below the lower band of the motto. I’m not sure what I’ll put there, but it won’t be long-armed cross stitch. Back to double running for the next panel. And it will probably be something from my design notebooks, rather than from TNCM. If so, I may consider posting it here. Stay tuned.


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One response

  1. So what’re you going to do with this once it’s done? It looks great so far.

    "I happen to like long repeats though. They’re far more interesting to stitch than shorter ones."

    I like putting rabid weasels in my pants. It’s far more interesting than putting normal weasels in my pants.

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