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Lee Canvas Some Progress

July 12, 2013

Lee Canvas NOT KnotsMy stitching time has been limited as of late. After leaving the Columbia River Gorge it was a busy weekend inland in Yakima, WA for a family gathering and wedding. Expecting it to be HOT were pleased that it was only 90.

Now I am back on the west side of the mountains in WA and the weather is wonderful. In the 70’s with clouds and sun. Some housework ( 😦 ) was in order. It is always at the bottom of my list but it has to be done sometime. A free book email every day has loaded by iPad with great books and once I get into a book I have to finish it. Just like a stitching project.

The Lee Canvas is always visible in the front end of the motorhome and I have been staring at it and trying to decide how to bring it all together. I have decided to work on the areas I know what is going to be stitched. This is the upper half of the canvas.

My problem area is the two-color circles. My thought is to add some texture. I thought it would be great to fill the circle with French knots. I made one attempt. (see photo above.)however my knot placement resulted in an awful looking straight line of knots. Any one have a suggestion on how to fill the circle without looking like rows ??

Well, WordPress put my photo at the top instead of where I thought it was going to go. Every time they improve things this novice has to figure things out the hard way πŸ™‚

I am going back to stitching……..

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Barbara Lewis permalink
    July 12, 2013 3:14 pm

    You are truly an inspiration. As soon as i finish what I am working on, I am going to sit down and stitch.

  2. Ann Tips permalink
    July 12, 2013 5:03 pm

    Try working the French knots in ‘basket weave’ fashion….I.e.on the diagonal. I got that tip years ago and have used it since.
    P.S. I am the lady you gave all of your information to for Far Hotizons. It is finished and at the framers. I will enter it at the Oklahoma State Fair in September.

    You are a fabulous stitcher and stitching stash ‘enabler’.

  3. Jo Ann Jackson permalink
    July 12, 2013 8:19 pm

    I see someone else already suggested working them in a Basketweave fashion (work the rows diagonally just like basketweave. And they will not look like rows.

  4. Diane Ackley permalink
    July 13, 2013 11:47 am

    You could do French knots using basket weave technique. Do row (diagonal) as in basket weave of knots then a row of tent then a row of knots. the basket weave helps the knots to look more even and the tent row separates the knots do they don’t look so crowded.

  5. permalink
    July 21, 2013 10:28 am

    Why don’t you try the Colonial knots????? They are fun to do and actually look so much nicer when there is a whole bunch of them!!!!! Also, then maybe they wouldn’t look like rows !!!!! Try it, you might like it !!!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Kathleen permalink
    July 28, 2013 7:49 am

    I like stitches like criss-cross Hungarian when I want to create something roundish. The alternating direction gives it a non-directional look.

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