PATTERNS PLATE 2

And here’s the second page:

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#10 is unusual in that the little isolated straight stitches that fill in the “background” area behind the large cross shapes are not stitched on the same grid as the rest of the pattern. But if you’re working on even weave you’ll see immediately and clearly where that stitch belongs.

The sharp-eyed will be able to pick out #9 and #7 in the detail shot of my underskirt. I assure you that #10 is there too, but it’s shown in a very small snippet. (I’m going to have to take more detail shots of this piece and of my Forever Coif for this series).

Which brings me to an obvious observation. You’ll note that some of these patterns offer small repeats – like #10. Others like #11 are larger, covering more ground before the design cycles. Smaller repeats work well in smaller design areas. Larger repeats show better when used in larger areas. But that doesn’t mean that either scale pattern should reserved exclusively for one use or another. Sometimes “zooming in” on a sub-unit of a larger design is a perfect fill choice. And sometimes the uniformity and regularity of a fine-grain pattern is what’s needed to fill a larger area, especially if it’s near other areas with fussy or complex fills.

Thanks again to all who have encouraged this project. Not the least of whom is Long Term Needlework Pal Kathryn Goodwyn (author of Stalking the Wild Assisi). Oh. That reminds me! ** Hi Fred! **


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