Artsy-Fartsy's personal log. HAED. 2011.18. Dec
(alright, I was trying to sound trekkie but I can't. I'm a star wars girl). Sooo... to repeat:
HAED started: Dec 18, 2011
2 over 1; Tent Stitch
Substituted b5200 for the Kreinik 032
28ct Aida, white
|I changed my cloth from the original 18ct aida to a 28ct aida.|
That meant a completely new gridding job. Instead of the washable markers, I used ordinary sewing thread.
The washable marker tips were bigger than the 'squares' of the aida.
|Just to give perspective. That area is one page. Yup. The pin takes up more than half of the height of one page.|
The squares on this aida are soooo tiny!!! I have to wear magnifiers or else I won't see the holes properly.
|My first stitch on my HAED!! Taken Dec 18, 2011 1130am.|
|Just showing how I'm doing things. I've enlarged the printing of my pattern so it's easier for me to follow.|
I've gotten a tiny magnet that hold my needle and my needle threader for easy access.
|I need advice please. This is my tenting close up.... it looks soo... wonky/messy but that's the best I could do with 2 threads over 1.... am I doing it right????|
I've NEVER done tent stitching before and I'm getting a bit worried with how it looks. It's hard to see since I'm stitching the sky over white aida. That's the white b5200 with a bit of light blue where the sky peeks through the clouds.
ADVICE please. Is it looking alright??? It all looks... wonky to me.
Dec 19: Over 900 stitches done.