A quick search through my fabric stash yielded a gorgeous, hand dyed 28ct Brittney evenweave from Sparklies, called Rainforest. I thought the beautiful green mottled effect would work really well with this design. I am using DMC equivalents of the charted Weeks Dye Works threads. I had very little idea of how the DMC would look but figured I could change it as I went if I was unhappy with the result. However I'm in love with the gorgeous earthtone, muted colours. This is being stitching 2 over 2.
|Bird Seed - Bent Creed - Just Cross Stitch Apr 2002|
I’m looking forward to playing with a few different ideas for finishing this off. Its size means that there are a number of interesting possibilities, other than my standard ‘frame it or ornament it’ approach. I thought that this might make a really nice cube, which would be technique I haven’t tried before. I’m really enjoying this, so hopefully will have another update next week.
This is turning out to be really great 'break' project. When I take a 5-10 min time out from other tasks I can pick this up and make some progress on it. Does anyone else use a cross stitch project in the same way, or do you only pick it up when you know you have a decent stretch of time? Let me know in the comment section below.