A New Start

A New Start

September seems to have been an especially busy month for me with very limited stitching time available.  I had hoped to be able to do an update on Computer Catastrophes but I’ve only had 3 or 4 nights to work on it since getting it back onto the stand.

Instead I’m going to share an experiment, it meant a new start but I can live with that.  I finally got round to starting QS Arthur but I decided to give tent stitching another try.

QS Arthur 21st September

QS Arthur 21st September

I was working on it on days when I didn’t feel like I had a lot of time to work on Whispers and it was going so well I decided to get the page finished before moving onto Computer Catastrophes.  It’s a mixture of tent and continental stitch which on the front looks like half a cross stitch, the difference is on the back.  It ends up that way because I like to bring the needle up in an empty hole and put the needle down into a whole which has already been stitched.  I’m using two strands on this and the coverage is going well at the moment.  I’m using 25 count magic guide fabric and I found that there was a little shrinkage in the fabric when it is washed so I try not to worry over much about show through.

The experiment is going well at the moment, I like how it is working up but it’s a bit early to say whether or not I’m a total convert at the moment.  Once this one is finished, washed and framed I’ll be able to do a proper comparison.

Nikki

A crafter of many years, now using this blog to share my ongoing projects and tips for others to enjoy. I mainly concentrate now on Heaven and Earth cross stitch designs - with several projects on the go at any one time. Also often found knitting shawls and socks, papercrafting. Easily distracted by new cross stitch patterns. Slave to a tyrannical black n white cat called Yuen.

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  1. Judith
    November 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Looks great, do you use two threads over one?

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