I have more one over one stitching to share today. One of my upcoming stitchings is a set of Blackbird designs smalls which consists of a scissor fob, pinkeep and a piece for a retangular wood box. All of them will be stitched one over one with Autumn theme.
I have some tips to share about stitching one over one. First I prefer the stitching done with evenweave fabric than linen, 25 and 28 counts are great to start. I also use petite needles 26, and 28 preferrably John James. I like to stitch in the daytime next to a window to maximize the natural light. I generally complete each "X" as I go, but I also use the method of //// and come back to \\\\\
to complete my "X" too depending on the designs.
Here are my just finished pieces, they are from AMAP ( a French designer). I added Mill hill gold beads on both pieces but they did not show up too well on the pictures. They are mixed with DMC threads, 814, 815, 816 and 817.
The First pinkeep: I used Ric Rac ribbon and I made 4 ribbon rose pins for the 4 sides:
I wish the gold beads showed up better on these pictures, they are around the border and on the 4 corners of the first diamond shape next to the stitching lady.
Yesterday was my birthday. I will have some stitching gifts pictures to share at the end of September. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I do spend a lot of time reading blogs to get inspired and enabled. It is such a great way of learning and meeting new stitching friends.
Have a wonderful week.