This is the last star in my star ornament project! I have four smaller stars on 3" embroidery hoops, and now I'm going to add a larger ornament in a 4" hoop. The 4" hoop seems so much larger than the others. Hmmmm....
Ooo - high school geometry alert! I think I remember this one. A circle's area is pi*radius squared. (I admit - I had to look it up.) So, the area for a 3" hoop is 3.14 * 1.5 * 1.5 = 7.065 square inches and for a 4" hoop is 3.14 * 2 * 2 = 12.45 square inches.
So, even though a 4" diameter is only 1/3 greater than a 3" diameter, and it seems like it'd only be a teensy bit larger, the surface area for a 4" hoop is 78% greater than the area of the smaller hoop!
Still with me? Whew! Embroidery math. I promise not to do that too often, but that was kinda neat!
I stitched this ornament with DMC cotton embroidery floss in Blanco. I still think the ecru looks better than the bright white on this vintage velvet, but since this design has so much unfilled space, the white isn't too assertive. I'm glad I made a little constellation on the large ornament instead of one big star. Melds with the little ornaments nicely, I think.
You may have noticed that I left the first, fuzzy ornament out of the set. Just didn't look right. And, I never made one with kitchen twine. My needles are too small. I'll use that for hanging.
Next, we finish off the backs! Not sure how to do that....stay tuned.