G, I’m not sure.


I had hoped to have a finished G to show you today, but getting just this far took me all of last evening, and I’m not even sure I like it anyway.

The seeding idea didn’t pan out, unfortunately, because I just couldn’t get the stitches that small! The smallest I could get them just looked like a big ole dotted line running through it. The only other idea I had was this – simple stitches at an angle to create the illusion of a bevel (is that the right word?).

Which is not as easy as it looks! Remember when you were a kid and you first tried to write on grown-up paper, the kind without lines? Your first line of writing would be nice and straight, then it would all fall apart somewhere along the way, becoming a messy, slanty avalanche of handwriting. That’s what this was like. I started in the middle to establish the angle, then would notice about 20 minutes later that the angle had changed completely.

And I’m not sure if I like it or if it looks like satin stitch done very badly. I think I need to finish that curve and outline it in a thin split stitch before I can tell for sure. What do you think?

4 Comments on G, I’m not sure.

  1. cherryandcinnamon
    March 1, 2012 at 16:08 (6 years ago)

    I think this is a lovely effect, but if you have to write a whole sentence in it perhaps it will drive you mad! Perhaps you could shade just one side of the letter with this ‘angled’ stitch and it would still give the illusion of bevelling.

    • julie
      March 1, 2012 at 16:25 (6 years ago)

      Oh, no, thank goodness not a whole sentence! I would indeed go totally insane! :) This is a sampler where every letter is from a different alphabet and stitched differently. If you’re interested, the ‘Sajou’ tag to the right will show you what I’ve done so far. So for one letter, it’s worth the trouble — *if* I don’t decide I hate it in the meantime. :)

  2. judithkingston
    March 2, 2012 at 08:40 (6 years ago)

    I love the effect, and until I read your post I hadn’t even noticed it wasn’t perfectly even.


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