Stitch substitution

I am working an a small project that calls for small areas of satin stitch
(in alternating directions) to simulate a woven basket. The chart calls for
DMC Flower thread and a flier stuck in the chart gives the 6 strand DMC
replacements and to use 2 strands.
Well - it looks AWFUL - so any thoughts on other things to try. I am
thinking of using a basketweave or a banded cross stitch, but will await
other opinions.
Truthfully, looking at the model on the cover, it doesn't look much better
with the flower thread. The two strands of DMC cover pretty well else where.
Thanks
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Cheryl Isaak said
Should we assume you've experimented with more than 2 strands?
If you don't mind a slightly 3-D effect, try stem or closely spaced buttonhole stitches. Even better would be a burden stitch.
Reply to
anne
On 3/10/05 8:27 AM, in article
That's on the list - I've frogged the old basket and have a piece of fabric ready to doodle on. I just want to have all my options lined up!
Not at all!
Burden stitch????? Link?
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Hey - I've done that one! I'll add trying 3 and 4 strands to my list!
Cheryl
On 3/10/05 10:18 AM, in article
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Cheryl Isaak
First I have to hope I find the right shade of pearl! S.E.X. Opportunity? I think I'll be near Michael's today.
I had thought of weaving.
Cheryl
On 3/10/05 10:08 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@individual.net, "Dianne
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Cheryl Isaak
Can you share a link to a picture of this project? Perhaps if we could see it, we could come up with some more helpful suggestions.
Just off the top of my head, what about doing a long satin stitch horizontally across the basket with 2 or 3 strands and then when you come up to do the vertical part, weave your threads over and under the horizontal threads just like a woven basket. If you use every hole on evenweave/linen or split your Aida blocks, you can get a closely stitched area that might give adequate coverage. Tweeding your threads or alternating your shades of color might give a varied effect.
HTH.
I'd love to see how your finished project turns out with whatever stitch you end up choosing.
Cheers,
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Laury Walkey
On 3/11/05 10:44 AM, in article
Oh my - that is just about perfect! It is printing out now!
Thank you!
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
Hi!
formatting link
's the one in lower right hand side. It looks like a different model thanthe one from The Flowers and Friends Club chart. I think I have that chartas well, so I'm going to see if she made any changes. The burden stitch looks like winner to me!
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
You're welcome ;-)
If you want to get fancy, you could alternate between vertical and horizontal orientation of the laid thread to add another pattern to the design.
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anne
On 3/11/05 4:06 PM, in article
As soon as it stops snowing, I'm going to pick up some #8 pearl to do the baskets!
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
On 3/12/05 10:35 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@individual.net, "Karen C -
You think it will still be snowing on Monday! Oh I hope not!
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak
That sound you just heard was Karen receiving a collective smack from stitchers in the northeastern quadrant of the US. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programme.
-- Brenda
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Brenda
Believe me, we would love to have just a little bit of your weather. At the rate we're going here in Oregon, we'll be starting fire season while you guys are all still shoveling snow! ! ! ! ! It's downright scary to think about how dry it will be by July! Liz from Humbug
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Liz Hampton
Too true. We'd be happy to send a lot of snow your direction. Cleveland is just a couple of inches away from a new season snowfall record and they are almost guaranteed to go over that amount in less than a week.
-- Brenda
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Brenda
Brenda had some very interesting things to say about Re: Stitch substitution:
I could live with splitting the difference. I don't like it over 80 in the first place, and if it's getting this hot in March, I'm dreading July and August.
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Seanette Blaylock

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