Thread Bear

I’ve made a start on The Enchanted Manor by Josephine Wall. This one is being stitched on 14 count aida to boost the finished size of the crop.  I've never stitched on such a low count before and was curious to try it out!
I’ve been working on this on and off over the past couple of months.  I'm using 4 over 1 full cross on dark colours and 3 over 1 full cross on everything else.

Progress since December:
I love it how Josephine painted a koala bear in the corner of this
piece. The koala is native to Australia (my home country), which gives
this piece a special resonance for me.

Did you know that despite the fact they are often called Koala bears, Koalas aren't related to bears?! They are actually more closely related to kangaroos and wombats! They are often referred to as a koala bear because they have an obvious resemblance to a teddy bear…

Currently I'm about halfway through the first page:

Wishing everyone a safe and fun time over the Easter period and Happy Easter to all who celebrate!



Comments

  1. Great progress! I love the little koala too. Don't you just love Josephine Wall's work?

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    1. Thanks Delana! I have quite a few of Josephine's Charts on the go now and do love her artworks :D

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  2. Beautiful stitching! Happy Easter to you:)

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  3. Lovely progress! Good of you to mention the koala... I had to look for it, otherwise would have totally miss it!
    Happy Easter

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! The koala is very well camouflaged! :D

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  4. This is coming out really well. Great progress you are making on it too.

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    1. Thank you Karen! I can't wait to reach the colours in the rainbow and the flowers!

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  5. Looks Beautiful!!!!! Can not wait to see it done. I wish you a very happy healthy Easter!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Sandra :D It's 13 percent done already! I'll keep stitching away at it! I hope you have a wonderful Easter too :)

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  6. I love the crop you picked, I am just not able to see things like that. I see things as a whole and just seem to lack the imagination to just stitch a crop ;-) So I do really enjoy seeing someone do crops =) Great start on it, I am looking forward to see more =)

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    1. Thanks Johanna! It's heaps of fun experimenting with different options for cropping an artwork. I love it how a piece can and does take on a whole new perspective and it's nice to be able to customise! It's fun to get your imagination out every now and then and give it some excercise... That way it grows stronger ;) "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" Einstein

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  7. This looks beautiful! I wouldn't have noticed the koala if not for you pointing it out lol

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    1. Thank you Heather! He is kind of hiding away there :D

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  8. I don't have the cojones to do a Josephine Wall. But it's beautiful! I love the colours!

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    1. Thanks Rachael! The owl you just finished stitching is awesome, so you could definitely stitch a Wall piece if you felt so inclined! It's just one stitch at a time like any other chart ;)

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  9. In the past I stitched on 14 count aida. But never with 4 strands. Only 2. Isn't that uncomfortable stitching?
    Ofcourse it is a very good coverage, but it seems to me that 3 strands should be tick enough.
    But as I see it on the pictures it all seems just great.

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    1. I'm using 4 strands on the black and navy to get fuller coverage on them! Everything else is using 3 strands. It's not uncomfortable and the coverage is fine using the two different strand amounts. However, I think if I was to try 16 count 3 over 1 that may be a better combination for me based on my experience of working on both 14 and 18 count aida. I am satisfied enough with how it's turning out though lol :D

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  10. Nice progress :) Love, Babs

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