Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ark races - second leg

I'm not sure how clearly you can see this, but I have tried two different threads for the same stitch.  One of them will be ripped out....  One side is Trebizond in the perfect colors, but I don't like the loft or the sheen.  One could argue that the roof of the Ark is wet and therefore shiny, but I want a somewhat more rustic finish.  I switched to 2 strands of Soy Luster which I love.  The strands lay perfectly flat, the color works and the roof doesn't overwhelm the windows.

Now back to the Ark race!


SharonG Needlepoint said...

Why don't you frame the stitches with a metallic to show some wet sparkle. I happen to like the Soy Luster myself. It does lay flatter and looks a lot neater.

Anonymous said...

I also like the Soy Luster, you see the difference in shading more. And it looks more like wood -- ark!!!!