I offered myself the very special
magazine for stitchers INSPIRATIONS.
Now, as the Christmas rush is over I indulged into the smallest object
in this magazine - a drawn thread square to be a scissors fob.
I followed the instructions point for point and found them very good.
The magazine is on my working table
I did already two sides of the square and you can see the threads
being drawn and standing out
The drawn threads standing up into the air.
The square is finished - next, the embroidery with bullion stitches
it is the part of the work where I can relax
It is finished and I don't know yet what I will do with it.
I am quite satisfied - it is very similar to the original in the magazine -
a tiny bit larger because I had to use a linen with a count
smaller than 38 as the author suggested.
The lady in the shop could not tell me which count it is
I think it must have been something like 28.
Anyway, I had great difficulties to see and count the threads.
The fabric was difficult because the weft was two threads.
Maybe this is normal - I don't know.
Probably it was not at all the right fabric for a drawn thread embroidery.