Sunday, April 15, 2018


This is 3 cats
(my name)

This is the current section I am working on.
Not sure that I like it
Color is so-so, stitch is sorta ok
doesn't quite match
thread is a pain in the neck  (it's rayon)
no matter what, it doesn't lay flat
I've "waxed" the thread, made it wet, etc
still frays and still rolls

Notice the yellow next to it.  I found a combo of two threads that matched exactly.
The leaves were supposed to be white but I changed it to green.
I have red beads going in where the red spots are now.

This is the long view of the section.
The blue "hives" are in tent and will have white thread on top of them
debating between 2 stitches vs a bead (large)
The color of the "hives" will be the same as the blue
on the very bottom - see first photo.
It is different in color and type of thread than the blue triangles on the this side.


What do you think of the color?
of the stitch  (Mosaic)?
of the thread itself?

Any Suggestions?


Progress is being made
When it goes to get framed, I've decided to put something dark 
behind it so the white stands out better.
HOMe is stitched in actually.

This is/was an EGA project.  It is currently unstitched.
This was created using crayons, an iron and stencils.
The background will remain unstitched
the heart will be stitched.

Another EGA project.
Fabric covered box.

I opted for two colors.

That's it for my updates.
The 3 cats have taken most of my time lately.
The yellow area got ripped out twice (not all of it)
I only did small patches to test colors, etc
One of the things eliminated was the rayon thread.
Lots of WIPs never got touched this period nor will they
over the next three weeks which is a really busy time of the year for me.

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K Reeves said...

I really like the artsy feel to those three cats, but alas I have no clue what to suggest for the type of kind of looks like you might want something a little thicker...maybe Perle cotton or even a lace weight yarn or crochet thread? A bit out of my element here. It is a really cool project!

Anonymous said...

I haven't used rayon thread before but the bit you've done looks great. It might be worth persevering if you can keep to the same standard. I like both the colour and the stitch. I agree with Kathy that a perle cotton would work if you can't face any more of the rayon. I've done several canvaswork pieces and they nearly always have some perle cotton in them.

Kate Chiconi said...

I agree with the others: perle cotton. And it does come in a great range of colours. I love your Three Cats piece, lovely, can't wait to see more progress there.

Anonymous said...

oh yes, the cat design is gorgeous:

G Adrian, Sweden said...

Can´t give you any advice, you´ll be better off reading the other comments. But I love the cats, they are great!!!!!