Wednesday, July 16, 2008

colouring in

This is based on a chart from here http://www.heartlandhouse.com/docs/fllw11.htm .
It is my first needlepoint and very easy compared to setting up a weave project as all I have to do is count the squares!!
It is like colouring in with yarn instead of colouring pencil - very mesmerising and satisfying in its own way.


I like the colour combination and (when finished as a box cushion) it will go very well with my couch.

There is one question though. Does anyone know how to work out how much yarn I would need? It didn't say on the chart and I am just getting a few skeins as I go. Initially, I bought 2 skeins of each colour but the large square of dark red took the whole skein!

The recommended stitch is basketweave. I think it uses up lots more yarn that the half-cross/tent stitch but should keep the warping to a minimum.

4 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

This is breathtaking!!

sampling said...

Thank you Meg. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks' time, I will be able to show the finished piece!

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Very nice! When I did stained glass a decade ago, he was my favorite artist to replicate along with Tiffany. I think Wright was far ahead of his time, in concepts and design.

Kaz [curiousweaver] said...

Exquisite design.