Blended Leg

Just a general needlework and cross stitch blog

Monday, April 30, 2001

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

I finally started stitching. My first attempts at blended threads were boringly in the center with Romeo's cloak lining. Teresa Wentzler is notorious for using this technique to combine two strands of different colors to create a new one. Unlike variegated threads, you don't have to carefully plan your "tweeding" so the variations line up the right way. Of course there are disadvantages to blends. Besides the hassle of rethreading each time with a new blend, I can't use my usual loop start for the blends, but I can for the rest of the pattern, which accounts for about half the colors.

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