Showing posts with label tent stitch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tent stitch. Show all posts

Monday, January 17, 2011

Crazy January #7 - Mersburg Castle

One thing about this Crazy January thing is that it's given me permission to rummage through my kits and start them.  Almost everything I'm doing is a kit.  This one I bought in Bulgaria for between four and five euros.  It was kitted by the shop I bought it from with German thread and this fabric that is already gridded.  The lines are every 20 threads.  Supposedly, they wash out.  The piece itself is a landscape of a castle in the Bulgarian countryside.  I am using tent stitch instead of cross stitch because of the thread coverage, and that I'm working it over one.  The thread is a Polish brand, Ariana.  It's as good as DMC so far, and the threads seem to be slightly more brilliant.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Yet Another Sticklounge Start

This piece is called Riesenmustertuch, which translates into Giant Sampler.  It's 600 stitches square.  Huge.  And it's a three year project with Sticklounge.  Anyway, here's my start... I'm using HDF Dragon Opal on 32 count Sandcastle linen from Zweigart.  Wish me luck.  Oh, and I'm doing it in tent stitch over one.