Saturday, March 7, 2015

Blackwork Fish

We are taking a trip at the end of the month and I am already thinking about what stitching I will bring along. I just started this new project that I can work on without a chart and with only one kind of thread.

I basted the design with red thread, then tore away the paper. I'll take out the basting thread after I stitch the design.
 
 
Each fish has a different blackwork design, so I stitched enough of each one, using one strand of cotton floss, that I can continue without a chart.
 
 
The hard part is to save it for the trip and not continue working on it now!

5 comments:

  1. What kind of paper do you use for the basting part?

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    1. Tissue paper works best - it's see through for tracing the design and tears away easily.

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  2. What an adorable project! It would be hard to start on this one and then set it aside. Looks like fun!

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  3. The pattern really makes one think of fish scales. It will be fun to work on while you are travelling, so DO put it asidefor now!

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  4. What a fun project. Having made a start on each section will certainly make your holiday stitching easier.

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