As usual with a Shepherds bush design it was lovely to stitch, maybe because they are my favourite designer, who knows, it was a pleasure anyway! My only gripe whilst stitching was...I had taken a new frame on holiday...a type I had not used before (big mistake) and it would not hold the tension at all and was slipping all the time and driving me bonkers!!
This was stitched on 32ct antique ivory with Soie D'Alger and Mori silks and has a lovely delicate look to it. I just stitched on a night and it took me ten nights to do which I thought was pretty fast for me. I'm thinking of ordering the Jill Rensel handpainted mounts/mats and maybe the frames as well for these designs (when I have done Peters Patch).
I had mentioned in my last posting that I also did some knitting...I saw this wool in a really tiny shop that was packed full of all sorts of nice things. It is a Rowan wool and is called 'Tapestry' and I love it as it reminds me so much of overdyed threads. They had various colours in this range but these muted shades of blues, greens, terracottas etc were my favourite. Now my knitting skills are by no mean as advanced as my stitching ones so I bought myself a pair of big 8mm wooden needles and decided I would knit a scarf in garter stitch (all knit) to keep it very simple. This wool goes really far I had 15 stitches as I didn't want it too wide and bulky and it is 43" (110cm) long and I have what you can see of the ball of wool left and I would say my tension for knitting is on the tighter side, so I was quite impressed by that. Needless to say a little person in my family wanted the scarf so badly it was making him ache...so what could I do but give up ownership...it has been worn with shorts and t-shirt as a certain person has decided he loves it!