Category: "Needlework"

Bees and Trees rug - 19.5 hrs and Prairie rug - 14 hrs

by brae  

I've managed to work a little each day on the two rug projects I have going.  The Bees and Trees rug is probably halfway done if you were to transfer the stitching from the right tree over to the empty spot on the left.  I'm at 19.5 hours of work. I… more »

Prairie Rug - 9.5 hours

by brae  

Sarah asked about the consistency in loop size, so I thought I would do an update on the rug.   I've found the loops to be mostly consistent, moreso the better I get at it.  For the few that sitck up too far, I just clip them with sharp emboidery sc… more »

New embroidery hoop

by brae  

I inherited a set of plastic embroidery hoops from my grandma.  They are in good shape, but I've always had a love-hate relationship with embroidery hoops.  They never keep the fabric tight enough, and I'm constantly needing to adjust the fabric. To to… more »

Prairie Rug - 3.5 hours

by brae  

Now that I have a decent amount of the prairie rug completed, I thought I'd give you a quick update.  This area took 3.5 hours to stitch, and at this point I am still going relatively slowly to make sure I maintain good coverage on the background.  It's… more »

Prairie rug in punchneedle

by brae  

I've been meaning to give punchneedle a try since I bought the fine rug from K. Arthur for the Heritage.  I love doing cross-stitch but it does have its drawbacks for absolute realism in mini.  As noted previously, French knot rugs offer the best illusi… more »

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