Making the most of the day

Trying something new

I have never cross stitched using a wool thread  so when I saw an offer of a small kit and 8 shades of red in wool I decided it was a good time to get some.  I also haven't used Sajou cotton so I got a reel of that for good measure.

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The pattern that came with the threads is for a Valentine's Ornament but I intend to make a pin cushion from this one and add it to the Xmas bundle.

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Now I have been looking at Jacob's patterns for some time now .  He has managed to blend that traditional look into his designs and then he started producing his own wool threads.  In this climate wool is not my first choice but I will see how it goes.  Have a look at his blog he has some lovely images from museums of old embroidery  in among his work.




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Wool is easier to work with in the winter, I agree. But the designs are charming..

Carolyn Foley

I have worked with wool on wool and canvas work but never on linen before.

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