Monday, April 29, 2013

Illusions FINISHED

Illusions by Ro Pace is finished at last.  Because my colors are dark & there's a lot of contrast between threads & canvas, I decided to fill in lots of the open canvas with 4-way Continental using one strand of floss. 

I also added some tiny Crescents around the Double Fans which really helped to eliminate the large blank areas. That section was also "off" on my piece, due to a counting error, and so I added an extra row of the braid, which hardly shows cause the outlining long stitch nearly covers it.

Finally, I added a row of Outline Stitch, with one strand of floss, all the way around to square off the inner edge of the border. 

Ta Da!  Finished!

5 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This is very pretty and intricate. Lovely work, Liz. I like your version very much.

geeky Heather said...

It's gorgeous! I adore the colors. Congratulations.

Beth in IL said...

You did a great job. Looks great.

Agnieszka said...

Beautiful!

Jan said...

I admire your ability to add borders to pieces that look fabulous! Great job on this piece.