Trying something new
February 07, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Wool is easier to work with in the winter, I agree. But the designs are charming..
Posted by: RachelandDesign | February 08, 2017 at 12:15 AM
I have worked with wool on wool and canvas work but never on linen before.
Posted by: Carolyn Foley | February 08, 2017 at 12:12 PM