aelfie (aelfie) wrote,

Stitching Update!

For the last two weeks I've been working on Judy Odell's Simple Elegance. Its the recommended fibers (DMC floss) and stitched over 1 on 28 ct linen. (Not sure who's linen, as it was just in my stash)

Now for those who don't know, over 1 refers to the number of threads I'm stitching over. Normally I stitch over 2, so on 28 count linen I'd have 14 stitches per inch. Stitching over 1, there's 28 stitches per inch and is 1/4 the size of stitching over 2. This piece has been a UFO since Ike was born. Until recently I hated stitching over 1 (this was my first attempt). A couple of months ago. someone pointed me to Ruth Sparrow's website for instructions on her technique for stitching over one (This information is no longer free on the Net, I think she's designed a class around it now), and oh my goodness. How wonderful it is! I think I could get hooked on over 1 stitching.

This is the first half of the front page.

And here's a close-up of that center medallion.

How cool is that?
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