Chole The Cat..Steps 5 ~ 8

    Although trying to be happy with the results of the satin sitch this time around…for me the success was less than I had hoped for. Maybe the magnifying makes one to be more critical. There were, however, some tiny areas to work or I was just trying to hard..and believe me I am “not” doing over… ! (Maybe I need new glasses again!) I try my hardest but have learned I will never be a perfectionist…(am to lazy!)

    When working this design there is an outline around some of the elements which gives an all over much smoother appearance to the design and it also makes the “satin stitching” look smoother around the edges. Trish Burr has been designing her “Whitework With Colour” with these outlines. I like it because it helps to “hide” some of those imperfections. This particular section was “tight”..meaning some very small crowded stitching. I have put below the before and after pictures of this section so one can see the difference without the outline and than with.  

                                                                 
     Makes a difference. When I was really into machine embroidery I noticed that outlining gave a nice finished edging to a piece. Not all machine embroidery designs do the outline but for me it was effective. Kind of like the outlining when coloring in a coloring book when I was a child. That outlining I always thought made a picture stand out more and gave it some kind of “shadowing effects”. Well on to steps 9~10!

4 thoughts on “Chole The Cat..Steps 5 ~ 8

    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Thank you! Yes I am enjoying this one…I really want to work more on this but summer here so far has been hectic more than it ever has with some unexpected twists and turns. I will wait patiently for some quiet and then I will get back to my embroideries with jubilation and happiness! Looks like my stitching will be in short bursts for the rest of the summer…I love fall!

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