amazingly i think i am actually on the home straight to getting my Jane Rees sampler started..
I know the fab count.. 48 ct , and i just have to decide on a colour as i learnt that Lakeside linen does dye some of legacy’s 48 ct linen.. woohoo not many colour choices but it is a monochrome trad sampler so i don’;t need many choices..
and thanksd to heaps of help from karen at dragonfly dreams i have found a silk that is perfect for 1×1 on 48 ct thatis not varigated, anyone who has followed my progress to this point knows i love the way clourwash silk stitches up 1×1 on 48 ct , but it is varigated and therefore not suitable, so after i explained all that to her she suggested a silk her customers use for blackwork, soie 100/3 and it works fine.. thing is i have to commit to a colour now and then the treasure will order it in for me .. but it will be about a month away
so i am thinking the 48 ct in Magnolia or lentil you need to scroll a bit, and for silk.. my head hurts… this is a link to a page that if you scroll down has a pdf with all the colours, the page i like is page 4… the colours i am pondering are 222, 524, 133, 521, 447, 623… and i need to decide soon… i am hopeless at decisions, yes i know not exactly a earthshattering statement!!
a lethal discovery was that gloriana Luminesence is soie 100/3 overdyed as i was getting the links just then.. i think this is a bad thing to know… just when i thought i had my head around it,
and in breaking news… i just had my second finish for the week…
i know.. what is going on.. ihave had a good weeke sttiching in the mornings on little things
below is my version of JBW’s Country French Cat stitched on 34 ct legacy linen devonshire cream 1×1 with HDF regular Enchantress… which as you can see is a wonderful red/pink varigate