Ink Circle Stitchers

Do you have quite a few Ink circle designs in your stash? Are you after encouragement to finish your Ink Circles design? What ever the design you have come and join. Would you like to do a Stitch along? But don't know anyone to do one with. If you would like to contribute to this blog just email me and I will add you to the authors list. If anyone has emailed me about joining this blog, and you have not yet received an invite please let me know. Or check your Junk mail folder.
This Blog was started 23 September 2008

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

May finish THoM


Below - start from March; Above - finish in May


I missed April because I had no progress to report, but put the pedal to the metal and finished This Heart of Mine for May. Learned a lot about using variegated/overdyed floss for the first time and about stitching a symmetrical design - first, you cannot use the loop method with variegated floss - learned that after putting in the first couple of dozen stitches! Second, even if a chart is both vertically and horizontally symmetric, you cannot keep turning it clockwise - yes, I ended up with large chunks of stitches "going the wrong way"! This is why I used cheap floss and linen for my first effort with both a variegated floss and a monochromatic design :-) I plan to continue my education by tackling either Pizzazz or Pot Luck next - need to dig through the fabric and floss stash first. See you in June....

2 comments:

Lizzy Pizzy said...

LOL, welcome to the woderful world of variegated floss, and your finished work just goes to show that even cheap old DMC can look great in the right design. Well done!
BTW if you mark the top of your fabric when you start, you will easily know where the top of your design is, I use a [really glamorous] safety pin :) Liz x x

Rachael xxx said...

Well done it's lovely