Monday, April 2, 2012

HAED Bridge of Wings - update

Well I worked a bit more on Bridge of Wings and have nearly finished page 7. I did start on page 6 also because I was really exhausted a couple of nights and didn't have the mental energy needed to concentrate on confetti.

On my last update a number of people.commented on the amount of parked threads I have. While this is partly because there is a lot of colour changes in this section it is also due to the way I deal with confetti.

After trying a number of different ways of stitching confetti I finally settled on stitching all of one colour in a 10x10 block and parking it in the next block down, then moving onto the next colour and so on. This means that I work in vertical rows and once I move onto the next row over I start new threads again so by the end of a page I then to have a large number of parked threads, though a number of them will be repeats of the same colour.

HAED - Bridge of Wings

So in this process pic I have worked in vertical rows to the end of page 7 the last 10x10 block continued onto page 12 so I worked all the stitches in each block instead of finishing at the bottom of 7.
When I first started HAED charts I spend ages trying to figure out what parking was so for all those new to this technique I will be doing a quick tutorial on it in the next couple of days.


  1. love the colors and you've had a lot of progress done.

  2. Wow....this piece is amazing!
    I can't wait to learn more about "parking"'s always been a mystery to me. But then again, until I found all the HAED stitchers out there, I had never seen gridding!

  3. Oh wow! I don't think my brain could handle parking, but I also think that's the beauty of cross stitch: everyone has their own way of doing it. It looks truly beautiful!

  4. Great progress your coming along very quickly

    Gems xx


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