Thursday, February 22, 2007

Antique Patterns & SBQ

Interested in Antique patterns? Check out Antique Pattern Library website. I enjoyed looking at the DMC patterns!

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Today's SBQ was suggested by Kathryn and is:

Q. What is the smallest count fabric you have ever used? Did you stitch over one? Conversely, what is the largest count fabric you have ever used?

My Answer: The afghan I'm currently stitching is 7 cs/inch ... which would be a 14-count ground. Some day, I'd like to try a Watercolour Design by Sekas & Co. They are stitched on 10-count Tula fabric.

I stitched one side of A Sampler Pinkeep on 40-count hand-dyed Iced Cappuccino linen. It is over-one ... I really should get the other side stitched & put this pinkeep together!

IMO, 40-count is too small for over-one stitching. IMO-this would be very nice over two threads on 40-count linen.

The permalink to this post is: Renée's Blog >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< "Stitched with Love and Cat Hair"


Chelle said...

Kewl link!

I agree with you re: over one on 40 ct. fabric. I think most cotton floss is too thick for a full cross. I don't like the look to be that bulky. Lately I've been using a tent stitch and only crossing the stray stitches that hang out and are obvious. It looks pretty good without magnification.

Vonna said...

1 over 1 on 40...that would be miserable! Plus it would stick up like a --- I don't know what...but something! LOL!
Your pinkeep looks lovely :)

Anonymous said...

Love your Sampler pinkeep! I agree with you about over one on 40ct though - tried it, won't be doing it again! ;)

Barbara said...

Oh thank you for that link! I have one of the DMC vintage books, but not the others! :)

Carol said...

Pretty pinkeep! I agree about the over one stitching on 40 ct - I have quite a bit of it to do on Bordeaux Sampler, and last night it gave me a very bad headache - so much squinting, and I have good vision and a good light!

stitcherw said...

Very pretty. I've worked over one on 40 ct silk gauze before, but not regular fabric. Your pinkeep will be lovely when done.


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