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Posts tagged ‘Jan 2011 HTSOTM’

In Which Square 002 is Completed and 003 is Previewed

Square 002 is done! What have I learned? I do not like stitching with off-white thread on flax-colored linen! But, I think the end result is worth it:

Square 002 - Snow Drift

Square 002 - Snow Drift

Square Details:

  • Fabric: 28 count linen in Flax
  • Threads: Snow Drift for the square’s interior, DMC 3033 Perle 8 thread for the outline
  • Chart: Square 3B on first page of Red Threads by Rosewood Manor

Snow Drift has quite a bit of mohair in it, making it a stiffer thread than I’m used to – I like the result!

After the off-white on flax action, however, I decided I deserved a treat, so I skipped ahead to a February Sampler Exclusive thread for block 003. Here’s a Sneak Peek:

Square 003 Sneak Peek: Wine Dahlia

Square 003 Sneak Peek: Wine Dahlia

Don’t forget to check out the whole project at the 2011 Handspun Thread Sampler Project page!

In Which the First Square is Revealed

I’m really enjoying working on my Sampler project – I spend so much time spinning my thread that I occasionally forget how fun they are to actually stitch with! I finished square #1 last night:

Square 001 - Snow Moon

Square 001 - Snow Moon

Square Details:

  • Fabric: 28 count linen in Flax (the light version that seems to be disappearing – I’ll either have to buy all I can find, or use at least one other linen color for this project)
  • Threads: Snow Moon (Blissful Threads) for the square’s interior, DMC 3033 Perle 8 thread for the outline
  • Chart: Square 1A on first page of Red Threads by Rosewood Manor

Keep track of the whole project on the 2011 Handspun Thread Sampler Project page!