Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Fabric Disaster?

I was thwarted in my stitching last evening and only managed to put in 1 1/2 hours on Mystery Sampler 1.

Mystery Sampler 1 is a Chatelaine design by Martina Weber and will be released in monthly installments over six months. It is on 32 count linen and stitched using Olde Willow Stitchery Threads, The Thread Gatherer Silk 'n colors, Rainbow Gallery Peitite Treasure Briad. Delica Beads and a hard to find Mill Hill Treasure enhance this sure to be beautiful design.

I am still working on the first colour in the outer border which was the first installment at the begining of January.

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Lower right corner.

I know this is hard to see but it's not the photograph it is the fabric. I'm really not happy with the fabric I have chosen. I couldn't not get the fabric specified as it appears to have been discontinued. I think the colour is too dark and the finish on the linen is very stiff - it's not at all pleasant to work with. At this stage I have probably only done about five hours on it so the question is do I stop now and order some other fabric or do I soldier on?

This part of the border should be really simple to stitch and should not be causing me any difficulties but you would not believe how many times I have had to frog.

I think I shall do some browsing on Silkweaver website and see if I can be tempted to restart the piece before I get any further.


1 comment:

Carol said...

Hi Sparkle - welcome to the webring! I read about your fabric woes for Mystery Sampler - having stitched some of Martina's larger designs, I felt badly for you - I think I would switch to something I liked better if I were in your spot - her designs are a lot of work, a lot of time commitment, and a bit pricey - it would be a shame if you ended up with a sampler you do not like working on and do not like in the end.... will keep an eye on your decision and progress - I did not get a chance to join this group due to too many commitments, so I am excited to be able to see yours unfold here!

Carol in New Hampshire, USA