Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sepia windmill (cross stitch)

This small design introduced me to a new concept of the half stitch. In previous patterns that meant taking the needle from the corner to the middle of the square for the first part of the stitch and then corner to corner for the second, making a triangle.

but for this pattern a half stitch is a full cross which takes up half of the square, either horizontally or vertically.

It helps smooth out angles and give sharper detail to the silhouette which is the signature of the series this windmill belongs to (Heritage Crafts).

I took this kit on holiday with me and got quite muddled with the half stitches down the side of the windmill. Sorted it in the end and although I like the result it is still waiting to be framed.
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