Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I have been stitching on Revelation for the past week. I recently restarted on 25 ct pink lugana 1x1. I had been stitching 2x1 half cross on linen, but the fabric was warping. So rather than waste more time, I restarted. Here's a pic- I did it without the flash, because with the flash it seemed too bright. You'll have to ignore the shadow at the top :)

Now for my other HAED projects that are 2x1 tent stitch... I am restarting them all. Why? Same reason. If they were started on linen or lugana, the fabric is not strong enough to keep from warping. My Vision of Light is stitched on Monaco which is much stronger than linen or lugana, so it will be fine. I am also leaving Sea of Roses alone because it is on Monaco. The others have just a little done, so no matter what the fabric, they're getting the restart and 1x1 treatment. I like the look of the 1x1 better anyway. I used to think that 2x1 tent was twice as fast as 1x1, but turns out confetti is confetti. An extra millisecond to cross the top leg really doesn't matter when you have to rethread your needle 50 times in a 10 x 10 block!!

Hope everyone has a great stitching week!!


kizmet-kitten said...

Good for you - restarts can be hard, but they're usually worth it. If you're not happy with it, it's better to change than to stick with something you dislike, especially with something as big as a HAED. 1x1 is my preference too, but I'm really crazy - I like 32ct jobelan!

Your stitching is lovely, by the way. I love all the WIPs I've seen of this, it's an incredible design.

Nicole and Phil said... have some amazing stitching pieces there! thanks for sharing them!
I have just started my first HAED, and loving it! (st Nick in his study)