It's amazing how the design can change the whole look of a motto. The Sewing Parlour will soon be hanging in my office/workroom. The Stitching Parlour has a casual, primitive or country feel to it.
I charted the Stitching Parlour and it is going out to a model stitcher to be done on linen. I will chart the other one at a later date. I am putting the kits together today to list and listing the chart. For the Stitching Parlour kit I found some very close matches to DMC in my colors which was nice. That way the model shown on the perforated paper will look similar to the motto stitched on linen with DMC floss. By using several shades of green, dark at the bottom, medium in the middle, and lighter at the top, it gives nice shading without needing to use overdyed floss. I used one color for each leaf or stem but you can also use those three shades in each section. I have even used one strand of each color to blend the two together for grass on samplers and it look very nice. Gives it lots of texture without the striped area look.
I just wanted to show you the work I did this week on these two mottoes. Now that my toe is better I will get back to standing all day long and dyeing floss once again for the new line. I really hope to be done by the end of the month and show you the new colors....and give a few away of course!!!
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