Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 UCJC - Day 3

Tried something new today -- hardanger. It was a little intimidating at first; I didn't really understand the chart and the threads were like nothing I'd ever worked with before. Caron Watercolours (aka perle #5) is gigantic!!!

So this piece is called Clover by Mabel Figworthy's Fancies. The model is stitched tone on tone, but I thought clover should be green ... and have some POP to it! So I chose to stitch it on 25 ct white lugana using Caron Collection threads in Emerald (Watercolours and Wildflowers) with some Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads.

Once I got going and got used to the threads, it was actually a lot of fun to work on! No cutting has been done yet, but it's coming!! I am looking forward to coming back to this piece and finishing it soon.

I love starting all these new projects with UCJC, but I almost wish I had a little more time with each start. I'm just getting into a piece and I have to put it down again. It'll be a month before I can touch this again.

Anyway ... NEXT!!


  1. This green is an amazing colour - I look forward to seeing it finished.

    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

  2. Ooooh that's really pretty! Emerald is one of my favorite colors! :)

  3. It's very pretty. And Perle number five IS huge, lol. It looks great on you though. Hardanger is really quite easy, especially if you have good instructions. I'm lucky enough to be good friends with a hardanger designer (Vicki M of India Grace Designs) and she's offered a couple of times to webcam with me so I can see her do a stitch I just can't seem to get on my own. Her instructions have taught me soooooo much. I'm glad you're taking the journey too!!

  4. I tried using perle cotton for the first time yesterday too. I had the hardest time finding the end and pulling out a length to work with. The green colors you chose look beautiful!

  5. ooo such a gorgous green. I love your colour choice.