I have been working away on my canvas work sampler while watching Olive Kitteridge (which is great – I read the book and loved it, so was keen to see the adaptation particularly because Frances McDormand was Olive).
I have to say this sampler is very slow going. It was a mistake to use embroidery cotton – 9 strands all of that stripping! I should have used wool or picked a smaller canvas 18 count instead of 14. However, it is meant to be a learning experience. The green shape above was a pain to stitch – all that compensation around the edges.
Next up I want to try something pictorial and a bit folk arty.
I’m finding the idea of Berlin wool work quite appealing as well – although it is just tent stitch (so probably not that exciting to stitch).
Like this …
That way I could make something a bit more useful (maybe a cushion cover?).
However, I must finish my sampler first.