From today I will be joining in with the Polstitches SAL for the Joan Elliot piece “Spirit of the Orient”. This is a design my friend Lynne loves and she hooked me in (it wasn’t hard; there are some aspects of the design I really like and was planning to “lift” for Smalls). I also have some gorgeous beads that I want to incorporate. Being late I don’t have any of the Polstitches fabric so will just be using plain Lugana. However I personally think this design is detailed & will pop better on plain fabbies anyway. I haven’t yet gone over to the dark side of dying fabrics – with the noteable exceptions of Stargazer (she had to be at late Twilight) and Mermaids of the Deep – which is a chart I still have to get my hands on but am already planning for a very similar colour to Stargazer.
Hope you approve, Jennie! x
8 thoughts on “Orient SAL”
Pretty design! I agree about the fabric. As much as I like using overdyed fabrics, sometimes a design works better on a plain background so that the detail of the stitching shows up better.
Yeah. I look at some people’s work in a couple of the FB groups and I think EEP! one person did the lilac pixie (Nora Corbett) on LIME green fabric. You know, highlighter lime green. My eyes wept.
Wow, what a lovely pattern! That’s going to look wonderful stitched up 🙂
I think so 🙂
Ooh I do approve lol. I have that pattern too!
Lettering this week. Going to try mine in 311. 310 is just too harsh on my linen.
I am just going through my fabric stash at the moment, really not sure what to use. I’ve most of the dmc needed, just need some more kreinik braid.
I ordered a couple of rolls from Elizabeth at stitchnz.co.nz is going to be a couple of weeks but this may take me that long anyway!