Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reticella Progress

I just thought I would share some of the progress on my latest Reticella piece. There really is not much to share at this point. I am still trying to overcome the re-designing I had to do when I made an itsy bitsy counting error. Well, it wasn't really a counting error, it was more about not thinking a design change through properly, which led to a counting error, then to a huge error in stitching on my fabric. This then led to my Reticella border not fitting in the space. When I discovered the mistake, I made the decision to re-design the piece rather than unpick it. I am still on that re-designing process at this point in time. I have had lots of ideas & stitching friends have given me still more ideas. I have written them all down & will work through them one by one to see what will fit in the space that I have. Then I will make a decision as to what I like the best. I would love it to be a Reticella piece, after all, that was the point of the piece in the first place, but that may not happen. It will depend on my design capabilities. The fact that it is on even weave linen opens the space up to all kinds of counted thread techniques. Watch this space for further reports on my progress.


MaryjoO said...

This is my first time to your blog -- through the TIF challenge.

Wow - Reticella. I had no idea anyone did it anymore!! I read a little about it when I was doing "drawn thread" work, .... about 10 years ago. I'm very impressed. I think I have a book around someplace with stitches -- you must be using very good linen. Will now look more at your blog! MaryjoO

MaryjoO said...

I looked for a "personal" e-mail for you but couldn't find one, so I'll talk here. I just looked on your blog and snuck a peak at one of your other stitching blogs -- you ladies are talented!
I did drawn thread work eons ago (see my blog posting http://fibersandtravel.blogspot.com/search/label/stitching
but haven't done any since, and haven't "run into" anyone who was doing this work either. In the US practically no one has heard of it.

How did you and your groups decide to do this -- this is not easy and "in vogue." I was able to get some books off the internet through used booksellers -- there are two DMC drawn thread booklets, and I had some other book on reticella that I can't find right now.

I don't know if I'll ever finish my sampler, but it's waiting patiently in a drawer. But I was totally blown away by you and your groups' work! Maryjo

verobirdie said...

I sure will watch how it is going to evolve. I like the first steps very much.

Christine said...

Jenny, I love Maryjo's comment, seems us Aussies are quite innovative, LOL. Anyway, I've nominated you for a "You Make My Day" Award, probably not your first, LOL, but definitely not your last either I should think. Happy stitching,
Christine, gosh its H.O.T. !!