Thursday, May 22, 2008

Stitching on Black Evenweave ...

I don't know how many of you have ever stitched on black evenweave before, but let me just say "WOW!" This is not easy at all. There are all different types of light. And although I haven't had the luxury of buying an Ott-Lite myself, I am finding that the best light to stitch on black evenweave is natural sunlight, of course, or fluorescent lighting. You have to be able to have light both above & below the fabric. Otherwise, finding the right holes to put your needle into is near impossible. I have two desk lamps that have fluorescent bulbs in them. So when I am stitching inside my house, I put one on the floor & shine the light up & then set one on the end table next to the couch, of course shining the light towards the piece I'm stitching. This makes it much easier when I am stitching inside on this fabric. Otherwise, depending on the weather, I like to stitch on my back patio so that I have the sunlight instead. I have stitched on black aida before. And it was not nearly as difficult to stitch on or find the holes to put my needle thru. So now that I've gone on this rant about how hard it is to stitch on the black evenweave, let me just add, once this piece is all finished, it is going to look absolutely GORGEOUS on this fabric! Being on the black, the vibrant colors are just going to POP! So the end result will definitely be worth all the work & difficulty of stitching on this dark fabric!!! You can see the Elemental Cosmos pattern below on my first post, which is what I am stitching on this fabric. And this is a picture of what I've completed so far. It's not very much as of yet. But I am stitching a little slower with this one.

Happy Stitching!

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