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Friday, April 3, 2009
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The reason I fell in love with cross stiching (or tapestry, I dunno please help me out with the correct english expression) is this picture. Since I've seen it in the shop I'm in love with it. So I've had to buy it (as a motivation of course) and I started to make my first cross stiching picture last week. It's a smaller one than this (this one is 45cm x 45cm), but it's a big challenge for me. I will post a picture about it as soon as I'm finished (hopefully next week). If you have any good tips or advices about cross stiching please hit me.

15 comments:

Miss Eve said...

It's very difficult to give back the real colors of the picture with my "tourist" camera. Also it's already framed so you can see my white robe on the left corner (down) :-) But this is the best shot I could make, I'm sorry.

angie said...

The picture still looks really pretty, even though I'm sure in real life the colors are even more amazing.

No tips here, I never attempted cross stitching because I'm pretty sure I don't have the patience for it!

Good luck, can't wait to see it!

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diamondsinchampagne said...

Wow the tapestry you posted is gorgeous. I have never seen one like that EVER, thanks for posting. Wish I was talented enough to make one

Miss Eve said...

Dear Diamondsinchampagne! You don't need to have any talent for this, just need extreme patience, focus and of course time...and a good shop where you can buy tapestries, which will motivate you :-) And yes, I think this tapestry is so modern and feminine, I just love to have pictures like this around me.

diamondsinchampagne said...

Miss eve, if only I had patience!
They are beautiful to look at

Marthe Rudstaden said...

Wow!I had no idea how stylish and beautiful this type of handiwork could be!Impressed!
Did you finish it by now?well, Im proud of you hun!
Kisses!

Oz Girl said...

This is a beautiful tapestry (needlepoint perhaps?) I did cross stitch and needlepoint when I was younger and you are right, you need patience.

I can't wait to see what you are working on! :)

Miss Eve said...

My dear Marthe. The tapestry I'm working on, is much smaller than this one...this one is already made. Hopefully I will be able to make something gorgeous like this very soon :-)

leticia-galsintheknow.com said...

you must post where you found the tapestry

Miss Eve said...

Dear Leticia! I bhought the tapestry in Ningbo(China) the city I'm currently living. They have so many nice tapestry shops here. I like to mention again: this was a ready picture, I'm working on something with the same style but this one(above) was made by someone else. I'm happy you love it!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I love the Pucci style colors of that cross stitch pattern :) I know they give great ideas and hints on threadbangers.com
I can't wait to see the finish product :)
Have a lovely day sweety...

Sher said...

I call it counted cross stitch. I take a plain aida cloth and find the center. 2 or 3 strands of floss is best for a dense picture. I then take my pattern and work from the center out. As I stitch, I do one row of color, stitching left. Then stitch back the "cross" part of the stitch right before moving down to the next row of same color. Sorry so hard to explain. Much easier to show. Can't wait to see how your project progresses!

Miss Eve said...

Thanks for the tips dear Sher and thanks for the link Berlin Deluxxe! :-)

nádya said...

I guess this is cross-stitch as you have to make small stitches that a crossed. Tapestry as far as I know you stitch one way only without crossing...I have been cross-stitching for 6years now...it is something very pleasant!!! There're some tips as when you put the thread into the needle to do it twice and this way the thread won't get loosen all the time...
Blessings,
Nádya


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