The Emperors New Dress

Melissa writes...

It’s been a month since I first introduced Audrey, and it’s fair to say that the publicity has brought about the beginnings of some clothing for the celebrity. Some comments were made on the post (thank you!), some were made when I shared it on my Facebook page, and some were even made in real life! World Famous in New Zealand?! (Wellington maybe!).

A reminder of what we’re all aiming for

I was asked about my approach to the stitching, by someone is not (yet?) a stitcher, which in turn prompted an explanation here. Like many other things in life, everyone has their own way of doing things, and there is certainly no right or wrong answer. For this design, being large, and with several very similar colours, I started stitching as close to smack in the middle of the design as possible, and am using several colours to keep track of my stitching. (I managed to mention in the last post that it is stitched on 28 count evenweave, but neglected to say that I am stitching over two, so the stitches are not microscopic!).

The highlighter points to the centre of the design.
I am attacking it colour by colour, just because that is logical for me. I know others use the grid on the chart to stitch 10 x 10 blocks, others work left to right (or right to left) across pages, have several needles threaded up at once and park them when not in use… .  I will switch to another colour as I feel I have a good sized chunk to count from, when I get tired of stitching that colour, or whenever the mood strikes me! (It is for these reasons, and others, that stitchers – and other crafters – have many projects on the go at once, but I that is a whole other blog post!).

Time for the money shot, I guess! (You can click any photo, on any post, to see a larger version).

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Where we last left Audrey
Evidence of clothing!

Please ask me any questions, I am more than happy to answer (or attempt to answer) whatever you throw at me! Next time I may even be daring enough to show you the back of my work!


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  1. Sandra J

    Geez I’ve haven’t stitched for years but I’m with you, I just stitch in chunks so I don’t have to swap colours over and over and over. I dare you to show the back! hehehe
    This is such a great project – looking forward to seeing your final masterpiece 🙂

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