Cross stitch tulips!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This is my fourth cross stitch 'project' - thought I'd do something simple this time because I haven't been stitching for a few weeks and wanted to ease myself back in. I used this as a loose template for the first tulip then copied the design over for the other two. I was thinking about adding more flowers but I like things in threes, so I think I'll leave it as it is for the time being.

I used 14 point Aida cloth and two different needles - I used a thicker needle for one half of the design, a needle I got with the mini Mouseloft cross stitch kits from Hobbycraft (to be honest the needle is far too thick for 14 point cloth but shh) and then a thinner needle for the other half (because I suddenly remembered I had a case of thin needles at the bottom of my sewing tin). The thinner needle worked way better so I'll be sticking to that one from now on. I also used a mix of Anchor and Duchess embroidery thread bought from my local market and Boyes.

I'm thinking about buying some muslin or linen fabric to try out some embroidery on because I'm dying to do something a little more freehand.

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