Y’all, I got the new beginning needle-painting book by Trish Burr! I started my first project this weekend – it’s not the simplest or smallest project in the book by a long shot, but I liked it. I want to work my way up to realistic birds. I’ve finished two leaves and the stems so far. I started on the bud, but I had poor lighting and couldn’t see the differences in the pink shades so I’ll probably have to restart it.
The hardest part was fitting all those colors into those dadgum leaves! I had to fit four colors into half a leaf. You can’t make the long stitches half an inch like I usually do if the leaf ain’t even half an inch wide. Here they are next to a skein of floss for some perspective on size:
Anyway, let me know if you have suggestions for improvement – I have four more leaves left! Here is a better photo of them.
One thing I really like is that Trish Burr chose different kinds of greens. They range from light to dark, but they also change colors – some are more blue, some are more olive, some are more yellow. You’ll also notice the petal and leaf edges are more wavy than stylized shapes.
Anyone else working projects from the book? I’d love to hear from you!