вторник, 1 април 2014 г.

Scotch Harebells Cross Stitch Panel


So here it is - the fourth and final of the wild flower panels, designed by John Clayton for Heritage. This was probably the easiest to stitch panel because of my stitch by colors method - I highly recommend the method for these panels!


The last three stages of the stitch by colors experiment - adding the two major background colors and the backstitch:


Pattern: Scotch Harebells by John Clayton
Canvas: white Aida 14
Floss: Rosace and DMC


In my first posting about this flower panel I mentioned that I'll try a new brand of floss - Rosace. Oh, how I regret it, I should have stuck to the well known and time-proven brand. At first glance the new floss looks the same as DMC, but obviously the thread lacks the color saturation and silky shine of DMC and the stitched picture looks bland, mat and lustreless. Never again!


I enjoyed playing with the four panels today, rearranging them and wondering how to frame them - together in one big frame or separately. Still thinking ...


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