Reply To: Jill’s Progess



Hi Tanja,  Thank you for pointing out the impact of my keeping so close to the split stitch line.  I had been trying not to create spaces in the satin stitches of the branch even though you had said that will happen and that we can fill the spaces in later.   I had not noticed how it pulled the body out of shape.

I took 1b out and started over.  I tried to go more into the branch and create a softer feathered look and also inserted the needle at 90 degrees on the outside of the split stitch.

I will attach 3 photos so there will be 2 more posts after this one.   The body shape looks fine in the first photo and in real life.   I have not done the lightest and narrow areas yet – the ones on either side of light grey 414 widest and tapered area.  (Page 4 of PDF)

The feathering seemed to work ok by going into the toe stitches and not just over the split stitch line.

I don’t know why but in the 2nd and 3rd photo the light grey 414 widest and tapered area still looks like it flattened and changed the shape of the shape of the body yet looks ok in the first photo and real life.  My ‘feathering’ did not work out in that area – maybe as it was hard to see 414 against the brown branch.

Thank you, Jill