Monday, June 30, 2008

Not my usual sort of craft!

These stitcheries have been taken to the framer today. I saw these with Philippa at the Craft and Quilt Show last year and fell in love with them - despite them being cross stitcheries. The patterns were from Bent Creek - each stitchery representing a season. I used hand dyed fabric and variegated thread called Sampler threads from The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works. I think these are the most delicious threads I have ever used. The problem with using these treads, was you had to stitch every stitch individually and not row by row - a very painful SLOW way of stitching. I would HATE to work out how many hours I actually spent stitching these. I nearly had a heart attack when I found out how much it would cost to frame - SHHhhhhh don't tell hubby!

I do not normally do cross stitching. If I do, I tend to do Shepards bush. Now they are finished I am really pleased.

Oh and we had another sprinkle of snow on the mountain today.

1 comment:

debbiejune said...

What wonderful xstitching! I do some along with quilting. What is the name of those Bent Creek charts? I'll go look for them this weekend. Great blog!