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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Magi #3 Underway

The first few sections of Magi 3 are indeed complete.

Magi3 6Nov2011I’ll tell you, though, that it was a close thing. See that far right section? The one that’s kinda bargello-like, but without a repeatable pattern? It could have discouraged me. I could easily have set this aside again, as I did when stressing out over the bargello on Magi #2.

I’m happy to say that I forced myself through it. I’m not completely happy with the way it turned out, due to the overwhelming amount of “confetti” that’s coming through. (In case that’s not clear from the photo, “confetti” = little bits of white canvas showing up in between the stitches.) I’m not sure what I’m going to do about it. I could add one more strand of thread to a few of the stitches where this is most obvious, but I think I’m going to try ink first, instead. Perhaps just coloring some of the worst offenders would help.

I’m open to other suggestions, though! Please share your tried-and-true solutions to this problem!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Alas, I usually have to thread up and add stitches to the bare areas. Use a sharp needle and just a little thread. It sometimes takes two passes but it is less likely to disturb the stitches already in place. Good luck! This is looking good.

Denise said...

I always thought confetti was when you had a stitch here and there with the same color. Never knew what to call the bare areas. Is there any way to spread the thread that's there?

Donna said...

Hmm. I was taught to call it dandruff.

And I think ink is a fine idea, though I'd probably rip it out and stitch it again because I'm a sadist that way.

Jeanne said...

Denise, Donna, You're absolutely right. This is "dandruff", not "confetti". Thanks!

All, Thank you for the suggestions in handling this. I guess I'll start with the less invasive (or at least less prone to a non-fixable problem!). Thank you, Jane, for your suggestion to use just a bit of thread. I was really dreading the thought of trying to recreate this random collection of stitches. I'll let you know how it turns out!