|SOTM 2020 January Closeup|
|SOTM 2020 January|
January 2, 2020--The ANG 2020 Stitch of the Month project looks to be fun while offering stitching challenges. The star designed by Kathy Rees will be great as a "stand up", hanging ornament, etc. I think I'll encase mine in clear plastic and make it into a front door ornament for use on Independence Day.
So far I've downloaded the two files for January (one is an introduction and the other is January's stitching). I really like the blue and red colors used by Kathy, and found some of those threads in my stash. Then ordered what I don't have. I already had a 12" x 12" piece of 18 count mono canvas in white, so will change the background stitches to a very pale, almost white, color rather than the ecru color Kathy used which went with her suggested egg shell colored canvas.
Below is a photo of the basted star. I started to do the outline in #4 pencil, but feared it might look too dirty where the white background stitching met the star. Since the design graph is based upon 6 canvas threads equaling 1 thread in the graph, I basted using a count of over/under 6 threads. Actually faster than counting out each length.
Everything looks a bit messy now because I like having my basting thread knots in front along with their tails to keep an eye on where everything is and easier to remove as each star arm is stitched. You can see I stitch "in the well" and mount my canvas so it sits on the back of the stretcher bars. The tacks on the inside of the stretcher bars are for small magnets which will hold needles.
|ANG Stitch of the Month 2020 Basting|
Below is a photo of the project as designed and stitched by Kathy Rees.
|ANG Stitch of the Month 2020 Design by Kathy Rees Project Photo|