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Take It Further – A Rethink / February 15th, 2008

take it Further January coloursLast week I decided to withdraw from the Take it Further Challenge…I hadn’t been real happy with my January post card and when came to interpretting my February design thoughts onto a post card I hit a brick wall, I am so enjoying my band sampler that I didn’t want to stop to think about other techniques needed to do a postcard…It goes against my grain to quit but I just wasn’t enjoying it and decided that the best thing to do was to withdraw.

A few hours later I rejoined when I thought of a way to incorperate the TIF challenge into what I am enjoying…For each month I will select threads and beads in the colour scheme and stitch 12 inches of my sampler with them and do a detail inspired by the design concept…

I have spent the last week doing a catch up using the January colours, below are the threads and beads I selected to work with and the image on the right is the 12 inches of sampler stitched with them…Working with the TIF colours is still a challenge particularly when they are colours that I don’t particularly like and would normally never use. The interesting thing though is that whilst I would never have chosen to use the January colours I do like how they stitched together.

take it Further January Threads and beads

2 Responses to “Take It Further – A Rethink /”

  1. Paula Hewitt Says:

    This is a great idea. Im glad you didnt decide to give up your sampler – I am stitching vicariously through you! I am thinking about giving up TAST (at least for a while) because I am doing sumptuous surfaces and spreading myself too thin – I had grand plans for a sampler of TAST stitch variations like your sampler…maybe next year! I liked the january colours in the sampler – was impressed that even though you dont particulaerly like the colours you seemed to havea resonable stash of them!

  2. MargB Says:

    The colours have worked beautifully. I am so enjoying your buttonhole samples – especially love the row of tents with the rows of fences below them!. Thankyou.

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