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Tobacco Road by Sue Lentz
Spring Tobacco Road is one of a series of four making up Tobacco Road designed by Sue Lentz. Others (Summer, Fall and Winter) in the series will follow at a later date. Sue states, "I love the Caron threads. They are very inspirational and the colors are marvelous. I was not familiar with all the fibers, but I am now! I believed I used every one in the four Tobacco designs. That was my goal to use all the Caron fibers." Actually, Sue began Tobacco Road as a single design, but confesses, "One thing lead to another. Pretty soon, that turned into Spring [Tobacco Road], followed by all the others. Have I retired? Well, it seems like I have just switched jobs!"
For more information on Sue and her designs, see this month's Designer Spotlight.
Spring Tobacco Road #1 Base
Stitching Ability: Beginner/Intermediate Multi-Stitch, Multi-Fiber
Larger Version of Spring Tobacco Road #1
1/4 of this graph is provided following the instructions for the Tobacco Road #1 base.
For this piece I took the diamond shapes, which go north, south, east, and west (see above piece) and created two different motifs and placed them around as a large border. I would use the same #036 Tobacco Impressions for stitching along with a dark gold metallic #4 braid (either Kreinik or Treasure Braid) this time for the heavy lines.
Stitch the filler cross stitches with light gold blending
filament or Gliss n Gloss OR
The outer border repeats the previous one. Stitch it the same as you did the inner one.
Graph below shows entire design. Please see following pages for detailed graphs.
Begin in the center and work out
Open Lines (these lines are shown open ONLY on this graph)
4 strands #036 Tobacco Waterlilies; Satin Stitch
please go down at the all corners (obviously) and in the "center"
of each line
Optional Attachments if you would like to add more sparkle and texture, add beads around the inside border between the "peaks".
One Quarter graph of Tobacco Road #1 Extended.
Please note: The corner Square Rhodes Stitches of the inner border are stitched with Soie Cristale this time. The outer ones are stitched with Impressions.
Cick here for Chart 2
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