I normally would do 3/4 stitch (2 strands) in the ribbon color and then
do the outline color (1 strand) along side it--use a laying tool to make
certain the outline really stays outside the ribbon. I've tried it (on
various designs) with just the 1/4 stitch and outline and just don't
like the fabric coverage, especially if there is a high contrast between
fabric and floss colors. I suppose if you were working on fine enough
fabric to use one strand for everything, it might not make such a
difference. It is, however, totally a matter of what you think looks
better. Try it both ways on a matching s***of fabric, if possible,
and decide which one you like better. You actually do not even need to
be consistent throughout the design--if the fractional stitch is on an
item in the foreground of the design you might want to do 3/4 whereas
you might use just 1/4 if it is in the background.
> I am doing a project with many fractional stitches. This pattern has a
> ribbon design that I am working on. Ther a many 1/4 stitches that make up
> this ribbon to give it a weaving appearance. It appears to be weaving
> through shells.
> My ? is, on the edges of the ribbon, should the stitch be 1/4 of the ribbon
> color and let the outlining color thread make up the other half. OR
> shouldl I do the stitch 3/4 with the ribbon color and I would still have to
> outline it with the outline color. Can anyone follow what I am saying. I
> am concerned because in the past my outlining around a 3/4 stitch never
> seemed to lie nicely. It could be the way I am stitching. I am using
> q-snaps on a floor stand and using evenweave 28 ct.
> I am really interested in the outcome of the piece. What do you think would
> look better. I am also railroading and I would like to enter it for
> competiton perhaps next year. Hopefully some of you can answer back. I
> would really appreciate it.
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