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Thursday, October 20, 2011
My Two Cents for Jacqui A.
There are two things about this piece to keep in mind.. First it is not very large so you want to take advantage of every opportunity for lavish embellishment. Second it is going to be worn around someone's neck so it will really be seen up close.
Jacqui added " I am such a symmetrical person, this is all very hard for me but I love CQ and want to do much more." Symmetry is not nearly important in CQ as balance is but the principal is similar... So you have this large bold motif on the right side of the block and I'd balance it with something such as the floral spray I put on the bottom left...
The last suggestion is different buttons.. The idea of the buttons on the lace is great but two are quite ordinary buttons... Go to the button department at a fabric store and get some absolutely star-quality buttons...
Now for Jacqui's very important question.... "The bottom left is already so bright and shiny with the gold lame woven into it what on earth can I do to decorate it?" Well with this one you're lucky as it is only shiny and glitzy, and so just work right over it with aplomb!!! But think of whatever is in any patch as "wallpaper" and it's suppose to showcase whatever you put on it... No matter how beautiful the wallpaper is in a room we still use it to furnish the room..." Keeping in mind that if you run into a patch that is insanely wild and colorful, have no qualms with covering it up with lace, paint or anything else.
It's the needlework, not the patch, that's important... As always these are just my opinions and I'm sure anyone else looking at it would see things differently... But that's