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!!