Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hand: Celtic Knot Cross Stitch

Think I'm a fan of purple?

I just thought it was too funny I was making a purple cross stitch on my purple hoop with my purple (tomato) pincushion, so I had to take a picture!

This pattern is from a book called Magical Cross Stitch that I picked up a few weeks ago at JoAnn's. I'm usually pretty skeptical about fantasy and myth themed cross stitch patterns, but this book has some I think are quite beautiful.

I'll admit, though, that I'm kind of terrified of taking on some of the bigger projects in the book, so I started small. This is supposed to be a lid for a "trinket pot," but since no U.S.-based shops or website I've found seem to stock official, (U.K.-based) Framecraft trinket pots, I just need to be content with the pretty circular design and hopefully figure out a better way to display it.

This was my first foray into "tweeding," where I took one strand of metallic floss and one strand of regular cotton floss and used them together. It's hard to see in the picture, but it lends a nice, subtle sparkliness to the knots. It was also easier to work with then straight up using metallic thread, so this may the way I'll be using them from now on.


Miss 376 said...

It looks good, even love all the purple

Jigsaw Youth said...

i looove purple & my husband's favorite color is purple :)
that is some awesome stitching, i don't know if i would have the patience for something like that.

Sherezada said...

Thank you very much, both of you! :)

I'm glad you like the purple. I hadn't had a chance to play with my purple flosses yet, and I thought this design was perfect for it. :)

Brook said...

wow this is beautiful!!! I don't even really like purple but this is soooo beautiful!!! Purple sure does look like "Royalty"