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Elegance of the Orient: update 20th Jan

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:36 am
by daisymay
This is kit I am getting threads & Aida ready for. 12 x 18 inches & biggest I have done. Will rotate it with Periwinkle Cottage

Will have to put pic up later as PostImage not letting sign in, even got a new password & it is still not letting me log in;so problems like they had the other day.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:39 am
by Catz
Looking forward to seeing it.
Sandra

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:37 am
by daisymay
Picture of project

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The threads are in beautiful colours,the Aida is 18 hpi & good quality as Dimensions kits usually are.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:52 pm
by rcperryls
Very pretty! Looking forward to following your progress!

Carole
:dance:

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 pm
by Lulu22
Beautiful design I can't wait to see updates :)

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:55 pm
by Carole
That's gorgeous. Love the contrast of the bold colours against the delicate background :)

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:36 pm
by daisymay
Thank you ladies. It is the gentle blossom colours & the dove which made me choose this geisha; I like the other colours too of course but thought if a different combination to several other geisha.

I am gridding fabric & then have threads to sort & chart to enlarge so will probably take me a further 7/10 days before I get to start stitching.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:12 pm
by poppy
Beautiful design! It is worth taking the time gridding etc... on such a special project :D

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:07 pm
by vanessanjf
Gorgeous project :wub: I can’t wait to see your updates :D

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:43 pm
by Squirrel
That is going to be so beautiful when it is stitched :D

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions, inc pic of kit front.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:21 am
by daisymay
Thank you ladies. I have decided not to grid the whole fabric in one go. I started off thinking that but last night decided I would carry on until I have equal grid line cross ways & then do a few vertical After that I will do some as I go along. Maybe do a few more rows when I go to switch back to Periwinkle Cottage. At least they won't become tedious that way but I do need it gridded as I want to make sure I do keep exactly to the chart as I can.

The cottage one I was only able to mark vertical & horizontal lines in the middle as the chart is not well marked every 10 rows. I decided not to draw fine lines down the chart to make it easier to see them as there is a lot of back stitching on thatched roof. Most charts I can do that but this is a little more complicated even when enlarged. It's the first Anchor kit I have done.

Elegance of the Orient Dimensions - 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am
by daisymay
First few evenings work done. I started in middle of chart which is on the silk wrap draped over geisha's arm & hangs down. On main kit pic this diamond shape is left of large pink flower on kimono.

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Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:03 pm
by rcperryls
:applesauce: :applesauce: Lovely start!

Carole
:dance:

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:44 pm
by amanda66
Hi Daisy :wave:

Great start and pretty colours :dance:
Amanda

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:05 pm
by daisymay
Thank you both

Hi Amanda, :wave: What are you working on at the moment? Whatever it is, look forward to seeing it on here when you ave to post pic.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:53 pm
by Squirrel
A really good start and such a vibrant colour too. Looking forward to the next update.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:17 am
by Roland
You’re off to a great start. Looking great.

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am
by daisymay
Thank you both :)

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:00 pm
by Serinde
Excellent start! And you are so wise to grid (something that’s defeated :ribbit: several times on my current piece).

Re: Elegance of the Orient Dimensions: 1st few stitches

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 am
by daisymay
Thank you Serinde. I much prefer gridding even though it takes time to do & is monotonous. I did not like stitching the Anchor cottage as I was unable to grid it satisfactorily. & I did have a few little frogs just after I'd started!! Was annoyed at myself for not taking a little more time. I had followed Anchor instructions by using the small squared chart as the spare one so I could see which stitches are done under the back stitching as there is quite a lot over the thatched roof. But it would have been better using the smaller squared chart, enlarging that in sections & then taking further enlargements of those sections; double enlarged in fact. This is the only kit I have ever seen that way round. Have used several others brands but never come across charts like this. Must remember on next Anchor kits.

Have 2 more Anchor ones, the kittens in a row is Anchor & another cottage one. Cottage & car design was a Penelope tapestry but now a cross stitch kit. I did have tapestry of that passed on to me when an older family member had a clear out as she was unable to crafts any more. As it had been stored so long it was very musty & woollen yarns not kept properly covered & they were dusty. So I was unable to complete it. I did not think it worth buying new yarns to re-use tapestry fabric as the musty smell was really strong.