I did promise some stitching pictures, didn't I? I did a little bit on my stumpwork piece...it's going to be slow going, but it will be awesome once it's done.
Bonnie posed some stitching questions she'd gotten off of facecrook, and I decided I'd answer them here rather than blow up her comment feed. =) If you feel like answering them, I'd love to hear your answers, and you can feel free to write world's longest comment or link me to your own blog post. I think there's a part two coming tomorrow.
- Which fabric do you most prefer?
Evenweave is lovely to stitch on, but I prefer how linen looks, so I usually go for the linen. Hopefully I'll spend longer looking at a piece than stitching it. =)
- What is your favorite fabric count?
- What colour fabric do you most enjoy stitching on?
In the colder months when there's less sunlight, lighter colors. Otherwise, pretty much any color is great!
- What is your favorite fibre?
Belle Soie...the colors, the way it feels while stitching, and the evenness of the resulting stitches are awesome. Other favorite silks are Hand Dyed Fibers, Au Ver A Soie, Waterlilies and Gloriana. I also really like flower thread or any fiber that lets me stitch with one ply at a time!
- How many of the 450 DMC Colours do you own?
No idea. I don't try to keep a full set. It makes stash diving more fun as I never can pull everything I need. =p
- Of your last 5 projects -- how many used DMC/Anchor as the main floss?
It depends what you mean by "last 5"...last 5 stitched on would be
Hardanger Ornament (charted for DMC, but I used Hand Dyed Fibers and whatever pearl cotton I had...it may have been DMC, but it may just as easily been Anchor)
Stumpwork Floral (no DMC at all! AVAS and Cifonda and some other exotic fibers)
Heirloom Christmas Sampler (no DMC...all silks!)
Toccata (no DMC!)
Sapphire Star (one DMC floss and some pearl cotton, mostly Rainbow Gallery)
- Of the last 5 projects, if you didn't use DMC/ANCHOR -- what did you use?
- What needles do you prefer?
BOHIN! If you haven't used these, they aren't the "prettiest" as far as the eye shape, but they go through fabric like BUTTAH!
- What is the UGLIEST design you've encountered?
This question won't make me any friends here. =) Actually, I can't think of any ugly ones, per-se, but I can think of a number of ALARMING ones I've seen.
- What is the most BEAUTIFUL design you've encountered?
Oh boy...there are a ton of these...I think the last one that knocked my socks off, that I don't already own, is Red by Mirabilia. I love most of the Chatelaine mandalas, too, and nearly every Teresa Wentzler. There are several needlepoint designs that fall into this category as well...I love the Threadles designs!
|Look! Actual stitching not as part of Theme-a-licious update! It's a Christmas miracle! (Too soon?)|