Friday, June 16, 2017

Stash Cats Two, Progress #5

 Big Cat is finished!  He looks pretty good, except for a couple spots on his tail that aren't smooth.  I'll fix those when I start the background. 
I am still a bit undecided about the background.  I could just leave it with the blank canvas - there's that green on green thing going on that looks ok.  But I'm really not a big fan of open canvas.  Right now I'm thinking of a small darning type diamond stitch.  Saw it on Facebook.  It'd still be pretty open, but maybe have a more "finished" look.  What do you think?


Sara Leigh said...

I really like these cats! I think an open background would be nice; it would give it a more finished look.

If this were cross-stitch or counted thread, I would probably say that you don't need a background. I don't know whether that's because by convention, backgrounds aren't stitched for this type of design when you're doing counted thread, but that's my approach.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I don't know much about needlepoint, but I do absolutely love this design. I would leave the background as is because it really showcases the beautiful work you've done. I am sure it will be lovely no matter what you choose. --Andrea

BFromM said...

The cats are beautiful. I think that for such a large amount of background on canvas, I would do an open stitch. I have over the years learned to embrace blank canvas spots, but that piece would be over my limit!