More Lesson 6..Leaves and Tracing Issues

    Whew…the leaves are done (yes there are more later on…drat!) ..which was the next step after the blueberries. Satin stitch, stem stitch and split stitch were used here..The split stitch was used around the drawn outline to help raise the stitching and give it a fuller look…I do feel there is some inconsistency in the stitching ..but I probably will leave it alone…On the tracing there were these tiny little “pokey things” above the bluberries and I traced them on. Looking at the original cap these “do not exist” and then no instructions as what to do with them so I decided to just pop a stem or straight stitch on each line. Thought about some gold but being there will be a lot of that the green looks fine by me…

     Next is a Purple flower and then onto Lesson 7. Looking at the tracing again I decided to check the original sketch and compare my tracing with it. Hmmmm…such is the results of a hand drawn piece…Actually the nuances in a hand drawn piece gives a picture its own character. There is no computer mirror images here! So that said…below are some shots of the original that the tracing was taken from and then my tracing of the last element of lesson 6. One of the things learned, hopefully, is that one will take the time to check all elements before tracing so if need be there can be some tweaking done. It is hard on a “historical piece” because for “me” I would like to keep the little idiosyncrasies in the piece. When stitching though it can be different in the way one may approach an element because the next one (that is supposed to be the same) is drawn and therefore traced different. Whew..then your stitching is different for each one. Golly…hope this makes sense!

    You can see the difference between the two flowers above. Below are two of my tracing which will be stitched next…Gee…if  you look back above at other parts you can really see how the artists drawing is not the same for the repetitive parts..fascinating! 

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