All threads are size 40 Lizbeth
All three hearts are charming in their own right. And yet...
My July 27th post stated I wasn't sure how shoe-lace-tricking my way right-and-left-grand style through the rings affected the color flow.
Let's take a closer look.
Switching threads to alternate rings mixed things up in an intriguing way, but the effect got lost. You really have to scrutinize to see that every other ring is a solid orange.
Look again - variegated rings are surrounded by solid chains and vice verse. This is an appealing effect, but two solid colors are needed to really show it off.
See how the stripes leap off the screen? The contrasting waves of color make this a winner.
Heart 3 surrounds colorful rings with solid chains. To me, the variegated rings add more visual interest than solid ones. (Not that there is anything wrong with solid ones.) The purple chains hug the graceful curves of the design and compliment the Fruit Fizz.
Does this create a stained glass effect?
Not quite, because the dark chains do not completely outline the bright rings. They Allemande Left around the rings instead.
Last but not least is Heart 2. Tatted with Fruit Fizz on two continuously-wound shuttles and tatted according to pattern specs. It might not be as flashy as the previous two, but it is so pretty!
If the color distracts from the design (some would say yes, some would say no), I would still choose to tat this again and again.
For folks who like to know:
|Shuttle 1||Shuttle 2|
|Heart 1||#139 |
Autumn Orange medium
|Heart 2||#139 |
|Heart 3||#139 |
|Heart 4||#696 |
Autumn Orange medium
My three-way analysis turned into a four-way analysis. And in answering my first questions I came up with a few more. But look at all that I learned (and you too) from this little experiment with color.
Thank you to Mary Konior, God rest her soul, for designing this versatile and always lovely heart.
This will be my last post before leaving on Thursday morning (before the sun rises) to catch a plane to Toccoa, GA, for Tat Days. But I am taking my camera and laptop so I can (cross your fingers) deliver at least one live update from there.
Gotta start packing!