Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Great Idea!

It has just been called to my attention by a friend who doesn't needlepoint, that these ornaments would also work as counted X-stitch. In this case, just regard each thread intersection on the grid (as needlepoint canvas is an open-weave scrim) as one little square on cross stitch fabric. I think that would work, as the "bump" stitches certainly would, and the background can be left bare - think of all the pretty color combos that could be done! I know there are very pretty overdyed stranded cottons and silks to work with. Caron has them, as the "Watercolours" is too thick for work on fabric. You would, of course, eliminate the step of drawing on fabric with an ink pen.

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