Friday, April 04, 2008

New travel project

May I introduce my new travel project - St Reatham by Long Dog Samplers, stitched one over one on 28ct Haystack lugana from Countrystitch using the lovely red silk Karen sent me for my birthday. I love this chart. Mainly because I used to live in Streatham (south London) and every time I think of the name I want to giggle!


Before some of you decide the men in white coats are required for anyone trying to stitch one over one on a train, let me explain! I have two problems stitching on the train. First, it's hard to hit the right hole on any fabric finer than 30ct. Second, it's hard to railroad when stitching with two threads. So, the simple answer is stitch with one thread on 30ct or less. Hence this. And it's working! So much easier. My only worry is dirt - I'm worried it may get a little grubby but I'll just have to cross my fingers and hope!

13 comments:

  1. Oh my! That is very adventurous for a travel project - gorgeous start.

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  2. It looks great so far - nice start Nicki!

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  3. Gorgeous colour, great start. I like your thinking.

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  4. It looks great so far! Your reasoning makes perfect sense. Good luck!!

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  5. Lovely new project, great colour :)

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  6. Lovely new start, Nicki. I love the color of that silk!!

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  7. oh wow ... This is such a great start. I love this design, and your choice of color is perfect!

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  8. the perfect travel piece as there are no colour changes..
    i think you have a lovley colour combo there with the red and the haystack too
    lovley start

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  9. YUM! I love that colour combination. It's going to be lovely watching it grow!

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  10. yeah ! great project ! i like this red. It will be very nice.

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  11. Beautiful new start - love that red!

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