A Happy Dance!

A big thank-you to Sandra Popek for the RAK she sent me and the beautiful sentiment along with it!  I received the chart for Rainbow Girl II by Josephine Wall. I'm very excited about stitching this one.

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Mock-up:
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Link to chart

Slipping, Sliding, Twirling... 


I just happened to have a piece of 25 count fabric the perfect size for this chart.  I've been doing lots of test patches on 25 and 28 count fabric recently in order to get the hang of stitching on it.  Having never attempted to stitch 1 over 1 full cross on these counts I was surprised to find it so difficult.  I was having trouble with the stitches slipping and trying to get them to sit neatly seemed impossible.  So after doing some research I discovered the following techniques which help to stop stitches slipping (therefore they also impact coverage and neatness).  Apologies if you have all seen my posts from facebook already!  I got so excited about my discovery that I just had to share it twice! ;) 


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Link to further explanation on why stitches slip
Link to another explanation on stitch over one: Read number 19!

I've started in the top right corner as that rainbow was calling me! I haven't done much yet as I've only done several stitching sessions on it. I'm using method 3 currently but may need to modify this slightly in heavy confetti areas to prevent bulkiness. 

Here is my start!  I'm about halfway through page 7!:
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"Mother nature performs her dance of life with one foot in the flowers and the other in the stars..." Josephine Wall. 
 http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/rainbow2.html


Comments

  1. Great start! That's totally where I would have started too :)

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  2. Fantastic new chart!!! Great colourful start!

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! I'm loving the rainbow colours :)

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  3. That looks gorgeous already. Great start!

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  4. looking great that new start!! thank you for the information about the stitches I have to try it ;)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad I stumbled across the information about the stitches, the third method is great for making the stitches seem full and neat :D

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