Fáilte project moves ahead

I have started working on this. I have changed the colors, the fabric I am working on is 28 ct white chocolate linen. I am working with silk threads for this. Some of them are variegated, meaning the color changes on each thread. Working with variegated thread usually you want to finish each cross at once rather than doing a row of stitches and going back and crossing them. Using silk thread, I usually use a shorter thread (12-18 inches instead of 24-30 inches).

Failte – new project

Fáilte a chairde – Welcome Friends

So this is my next project, it comes as a kit and is available in my shop.

The pattern is by Joan Elliott and the kit is a Design Works kit. The kit contains 14 count Aida, floss and a needle. I am not really fond of 14 count so I plan on changing that. Maybe 18 count or maybe 28 count linen. I am debating on changing the color scheme a little too.

First I am going to look and see what fabric I have available, I will let you know when I have it narrowed down.

Almost finished!

So, I am almost finished with the stitching. I may go back and thicken up so of the outlining. Other than that I am pretty pleased with it. The outlining was a little tricky, it helps to refer to the completed picture. Now I need to decide if I want to make it into a wall hanging or a framed piece. I will look and see what frames I have, if anything suits it first. I should probably have it completed by the end of next week.

The Chanterelle’s Mirror – continues

So it’s coming along. There are a few color changes in the mushroom and that can be a little tricky. Just have to stop and double check by counting from the edges. It also helps to mark of what you’ve finished on the chart as you go. Just use a color pencil or highlighter so you can still see the color symbols underneath.

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