Sunday, 3 January 2010

TAST 2007 - cross stitch

This week's stitch is Cross Stitch. Here is my first interpretation:

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The background fabric was one of those experiments that go wrong, so you try and save it, and it goes on.....and on......and on..... This is scraps of silk, organza and tops (roving) free machined onto a washing up cloth and then needlepunched. I overdid the needlepunching and it just looked a mess - so I put a layer of animal print chiffon over the top and needlepunched that. It still looked a mess, so I further insulted it by zapping it with a heat gun. It still looked a mess. In desperation, I used it for this week's sample. The cross stitch is worked in variegated stranded and perle cotton. The sample is postcard size.

Another postcard sized sample:

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This is done on dyed curtain interlining with scraps of silk and washingup cloths needle punched on. The cross stitch is in variegated stranded and perle cotton

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