Chloe the Cat…Steps 20~21

   I absolutely loved doing this section. Even my “padded satin stitch” came out nice. Doing laid work is always fun and enjoyable while having to think about keeping it uniform. There are a couple of things that were approached differently than what the directions say and that is I stitched the “padded satin dots” first before doing the background around them. This approach works better for my style of stitching. Also some of the outlining was done before the background got started on the “laidwork”. One needs to feel comfortable when stitching and I do tend to change an order of stitching if my brain has a hard time with what a designer might do. It is nice to be able to do this. In the end it all usually works out! The next section will finish the main part of the body. I get to do some eyelets! I enjoy doing them as I have done them before on some of Trish Burr’s embroideries! Rubbing my hands together in anticipation!! I know we all have different things about stitching we like so just so you all know “eyelets” are one of mine which  just is really great doing by hand!

4 thoughts on “Chloe the Cat…Steps 20~21

    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Catherine, Here’s a laugh for you…I “eyeballed” the spacing! We’re from a printing background and I showed my husband and he was impressed! Now that is saying something. So thank you…it is all those years of measuring, preciseness for all those printed materials!

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    1. Annie's Needle Arts Post author

      Thanks so much.. I think laid-work and lattice work are interchangeable. I did long and short stitch underneath then added the laid-work. Trish Burr refers to this as laid stitch in her instructions. I will definitely have to think on it. I have always thought of this as laid-work… Avis

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