Thursday, 3 June 2010

The New Stripe

Mr Duck is a rather handsome bird; he clearly takes a lot of pride in his appearance. I was becoming more dissatisfied with the irregular row of white stitches on the side breast feathers as other elements were completed.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I thought that I might not be able to reverse stitch the white over stitching without disturbing the black foundation, in which case I would have to redo the entire side breast feathers. At this stage that would not be too much work but the foundation of the next area to be stitched overlaps the side breast feathers. I decided to redo the offending row before moving onto the next element. With care and patience, and working mainly from the back, I was able to remove it without damaging the foundation after all.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

There, I think the new stripe far is more suitable for this proud fellow.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Christine said...

I like your stripes. I had SO much trouble with those stripes! I also did some re-dos on this part. The rest of the piece went OK for me, though I'm still no good at short stitch holding.

Rachel said...

He does look very glamorous, doesn't he!

Plays with Needles said...

Glad to see you've straightened him out a little bit!!!

Sue said...

He's looking so handsome looking forward to seeing him for really, and how much more you will have done LOL Sue XX

Jane said...

Very handsome he is too. I had problems with that stripe as well.

Elmsley Rose said...

Such lovely rich colours! I love him! (or is it a her?)