Monday, February 18, 2008

Chart Size

Hi All -

Donna - that is a great color and will look super on the fabric you picked out - I know what you mean about 36 count - :)

Carol -I really like the OMG Red!

To answer the size questions - the chart has the design stitch count as 209 x 152.

My stitch calculator works that out to be -

On 36 count fabric 2 over 2 with a 2 inch border - Stitched area will be 11 5/8 x 8 1/2
with the fabric being 15 1/2 x 12 1/2.

On 32 count fabric 2 over 2 with a 2 inch border - Stitched area 13 1/8 x9 1/2
with the fabric being 17 x 13 1/2.

The chart also give two versions of a completed piece one monochromatic and one with 7 different colours. I would think if you wanted to use various colours that would be just fine. You would need to send specific instructions with your piece as to what goes where, but so long as it was explained it should be fine.
I am going with a single silk but I am doing that rabbit in a alternate colour before I send it off. :)

I also got into the mail the break up of the chart so everyone should be getting that pretty soon.

I thought about the April 1st mail date - it just happened to hit there.... as I picked all Tuesdays since Mondays are such busy days at the post office.

I should do a little test area like Carol - what a good idea!!!

Take care,


DaisyGirl said...

Thanks Edgar,
Yea! I do have enough linen!
Can't wait to get going on this one!

Carol R said...

Sounds like my piece of linen would have been sufficient and I already ordered some more - oh well one just can't have enough fabric!

Are we basting areas?

I found it really helpful to do tests because I was going with flax and didn't like it after the test. I thought both the red and green looked great on lambswool. I have a VC 50yard spool - hope that's enough thread.

Carol R said...

Forgot Edgar - great idea to do rabbit in a different colour - mind if I copy?