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.


4 comments:

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"