Marbek Nativity

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I've finally started the nativity on navy Aida.  The fabric is cut and
I am now griding the center panel.  I am wondering if I should make
any color changes because I'm using dark fabric?  Any advise on this
project would be appreciated.
John

Re: Marbek Nativity
John Quinn wrote:
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    I haven't completed it but I've done respectable chunks
on black.  I haven't felt the need to change any of the colors.
I've seen a couple finished works on black or navy, and I don't
think they changed any colors either (and looked great).  So,
while anyone might choose to heed an urge to change colors for
any reason, I don't think it's really necessary in this case.
I'm not aware of an area that falls flat if you change the
background color.

Best wishes,
Ericka

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John Quinn wrote:

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I have seen it done on black and it is STUNNING on the dark fabric; much
more so than on the original cream.  I think all the colors are bright
enough to stand out against the dark background, but I don't have the
chart to check.

I would say if there are any navyish flosses, see if they come in
contact with the fabric (e.g., where you'd have what appears to be a
disembodied head floating over a dark blue robe that blends into the
background).  If so, contemplate whether you'd rather change the color
or just run a discreet line of BS around it.

But I can tell you from my wizard that a lot of dark colors stand out
just fine against a black background, even if you think they wouldn't.




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THEre are many colors that seem to float or sink in others ,,,, but it
is a very personal thing , because not ALL humans see colors in the
exact same way ,, it also depends on the way Light falls on the work ,
it also depends on what stitches = which way the thread goes ,
vertical or horizontal ,,,, and last and not least , since most poeple
here Frame their work ,, it also depends on what color and width passe
partout and frame one uses.
mirjam
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Re: Marbek Nativity
On Nov 27, 12:46 am, mir...@actcom.co.il (Mirjam Bruck-Cohen) wrote:
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Thanks for the advice, I think I'll do the colors as charted.  If I
don't like how it looks I can always frog and change.  My DW is afraid
the folds that are creased into the fabric from the shop won't come
out after it's stitched.  I am going to try to wash and iron it before
putting it on the frame.

John

Re: Marbek Nativity
John Quinn wrote:


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The folds will come out after it's stitched.  Wash it and iron it dry
from the back with a towel between the stitching and the ironing board.
  It'll be fine.

Elizabeth
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You can also take some pieces of cardboard and Roll some cm of each
color on it ,, to see how they look side by side BEFORE embroidering
them ,,,,
mirjam
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