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Tetradic First Step


A few months ago I reached into my stash for an new project and picked out First Step by Genny Morrow.

You need a light, medium and dark of four colors.  I was in the middle of a color class so I picked a tetrad of yellow, violet, blue and orange.  This, for me, is unusual - no greens!  But, the colors do illustrate many of the concepts from the color class and it was an interesting exercise.

I especially enjoyed the squares that where the same stitch but with different colorways.  They all look so different.

When I was about  a week into the project I was having fun and happened to be by a needlework store.  So, I bought a second canvas and picked out colors for a second.  This time colors I felt more comfortable with.

By now, I'm ready for something new but am stuck working another one. Note to self:  no matter how much fun you are having, the second one won't be as fun.

This time I used earth tones and my favorite colors: sea, sand, forest and mountains.



Once again, I find myself having fun watching how different this one is turning out.  Still, I'm not looking forward to the outer row.






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  1. I think the bright colours of the first canvas are so cheerful and Spring/Summer like, and the lovely earthy tones you've chosen for the second are Autumn/Winter like, so the two will work together wonderfully as a sort of seasonal compliment when you're finished! I'm a serial one-of-a-kind stitcher too, and have never stitched the same pattern twice so it's really interesting to read that you find it difficult. Best of luck with your outer row!

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  2. It's nice to see you back. I'm glad you are better.

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