Thursday, May 25, 2017

Episode 30


Framed!
Isabella Fox by GigiR - 40 ct. Vintage Sand Dune using various hand-dyed silk threads (Attic Needleworks conversion). Framed by The Stitch and Frame Shop in Rock Hill, SC. 

WIPs
Swan Garden by Kathy Barrick - 36 ct. Shadow by Picture this Plus using NPI silk threads (1 over 2). 

Mary Linley 1829 by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various silk threads (1 over 2).

Martha Pudsey by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc. silk threads (1 over 2).  

Smith Sampler by The Scarlett House - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using various hand-dyed silks (1 over 2).  

His Eye is on the Sparrow by Heartstring Samplery - 36 ct. Doubloon by Picture the Plus using Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works (1 over 2). 

American Sampler by Plum Street Samplers - 40 ct. Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linens using GAST and Classic Colorworks (1 over 2). 

This is the Day by Hands to Work (found in Just Cross Stitch Jan/Feb 2009) - 40 ct. hand-dyed linen (I used Vonna's baking and basting dyeing method) and hand-dyed cotton threads.  I used Jan's conversion.   


9 comments:

  1. Hi Nicole! Was great to meet you at Stitch and Frame shop :) Thank you for your great podcasts and posts they inspire me. Wanted to ask back on 11/6/13 you mentioned With thy Needle, Manor at Peacock Hill - if possible can you post about or a picture on your blog if it is done. Thank you! Happy Stitching :) Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline, it was nice meeting you too! I never finished it - it's still a UFO. One of these days I plan to get back to it. Thanks and thanks again for your kind words!

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  2. You are such an enabler! I have added many of the things you show to my wish list but I love it!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Laura - I'm always happy to enable! ;)

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  3. Hi, just discovered you blog, wonderful but so many projects in the air at once. I am that strange type who does one project until completion. My question is do you use hoop or stretchers? I use hoop stand ( my weakness, I have four vintage ) did just order a F A Edmunds stand with stretcher.I will start Let Freedom Ring soon and I was tired of taking off piece each time I stopped stitching. Bye

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  4. Hello there, I am trying to find the Hands to Work (Tracy Riffle) "This is the Day" Just Cross Stitch Jan/Feb 2009 copy, and it is out of print through Just Cross Stitch. Could I buy the magazine from you. I love the way you completed this sampler. Thanks
    Janelle

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    1. I'm sorry, I no longer have the magazine. I know it's a little expensive, but you can buy 10 years of the digital version of the magazine from 123stitch.com, which would include this issue - http://www.123stitch.com/item/Just-Cross-Stitch-2001-2010-Collection-DVD/JCDV011

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  5. I was inspired by your video showing the"All creatures great and small" and purchased the chart along with the 40 ct linen vintage mocha. I notice that when you start your pieces you begin on the outside instead of center. How do you calculate where to begin? I am afraid to do that thinking that I could end up short of fabric. This is the biggest chart I have ever done and trying to figure out best way to start. I look forward to your next podcast. Thank you!

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    1. ​If you're doing 40 ct. divide the stitch count by 20 because you will be stitching over 2 threads. For example 300/20 is 15. ​So you know your design is 15 inches wide or high - I then add 4 to that number because I usually have a two inch margin around my stitching. If you prefer 3 inches, then add 6. So once I measure my fabric, I know I need my fabric to be 19" (or 21" for a 6 inch margin) wide or high, so I can either cut my fabric to the exact stitch count or just know that I have enough and start stitching 2 inches in. Hope this makes sense! There are also fabric calculators out there if you do a google search.

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