Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fabric and floss

I stitched a few 'test' pieces last night.  The top one, which I gave up on as I thought it disappeared into the fabric, is Vicki Clayton's OMG Red (one strand) on flax 36ct. I then stitched two 'snowflakes' on lambswell 32ct. The one on the left is one strand of OMG Red and the other one, using two strands, is two sections in OMG Red and the remaining sections in Imperialosity.  So this means that I am going with OMG Red with two strands on the 32ct lambswool and the only problem here is my piece of fabric is 19" x 14 1/4" and I not sure if it's big enough so I may have to order some more. I had not realised that Vicki's silk was so thin and I am thinking I should have chosen Au Ver a Soie or Needlepoint Inc both of which I have used before. 

Still no chart!


DaisyGirl said...

I think Edgar said the design are was 14 by 12? Better double check myself, as I only purchased a 18 by 18 piece. No pattern yet for me either.

Mindi said...

Carol - You may want to try Vikki's premium weight silk on 32 count, then 1 strand would be fine.

Carol R said...

Thanks Mindibut I think I will stick with what I have now else it's going to end up costing me a fortune! Next time I will try out Vicki's premium weight.