Griper’s Club by Waxing Moon Designs

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Waxing Moon - Griper's Club
Waxing Moon – Griper’s Club

From the Designer

Official member of the Gripe-About-Everything Club!

Why this chart?

I have had this chart in my stash since it was first released in 2005. I really should get organised enough to stitch it already! The sentiment of this chart really appeals because I have often been a griper so I should stitch this to warn people.

This was also one of the first charts I bought that used hand dyed threads or included any form of embellishment. As this design is wording on a neutral background you could change very easily change the colours to suit yourself and your decor.

This chart is mainly whole cross stitch and back-stitch, but does include a few quarter stitches and of course the charm placement. I recommend Griper’s Club for a confident beginner through to an advanced stitcher. if you like sassy sayings and have someone to stitch this for, then stitch it!

Griper's Club
Griper’s Club

Review

Griper’s Club is only available as a printed chart with charms included. The cover is a buff US Letter (8½” x 11″) cardstock folded in half.  There is a photograph of the finished design glued to the front cover.

The back cover includes all the information I need to kit up this chart; stitch count, approximate size when stitched in 28ct, hand dyed floss colours and DMC equivalents, fabric used in the model.  I love this, I could kit up the entire project while still in the store!

The chart is printed in black on white paper; an oddly sized paper of 8½”  x 16″, trifolded. The floss symbols are large and easy to see; also easy to differentiate. Due to the oddly sized paper, the chart is printed in its entirety on the one sheet.  There is no need to match up sections or worry that you might have lost a page.

Griper’s Club can be stitched on Aida or evenweave.  Given my distaste of partial stitches in Aida I would stitch this on an evenweave; however if you prefer Aida then use that!  Use the fabric you are comfortable with.

Materials Required

To stitch the charts exactly as designed, you will need:

0210 - Blue Jay

 

1 skein Gentle Arts Sampler Thread Blue Jay (similar to DMC 931)

0420 - Gold Leaf

 

1 skein Gentle Arts Sampler Thread Gold Leaf (similar to DMC 3852)

 

0440 Maple Syrup

 

1 skein Gentle Arts Sampler Thread Maple Syrup (similar to DMC 3781)

7028 - Grape Leaf

 

1 skein Gentle Arts Simply Shaker Grape Leaf (similar to DMC 367)

 

7037 - Freedom

 

1 skein Gentle Arts Simply Shaker Freedom (similar to DMC 3750)

 

 

Wichelt 28 count Flax Cashel linen  (stitch count 85 x 180). This design can be stitched over 2 or over 1.

For 14ct Aida or 28ct evenweave (with 3″ border allowance) fabric size is: 12” x 19”  or  31 x 48cm  or  a fat quarter (18 x 27″). If you reduce your border allowance to 2½”, you could squeeze this on to a fat eighth (13′ x 18″)

Wichelt - Flax

Approximate cost for Project

Approximate cost to stitch Griper’s Club using the recommended materials (prices are in $US, at recommended retail and do  not include postage):

Chart: $   8.00
Floss:  $ 10.00
Fabric: $15.65

Total: $33.65  ($37.90 AUD or €28.75 or  £28.00)

Places to Buy

Waxing Moon Designs does not sell direct to the public, but your local or online needlework store can order this chart in for you.

Australia:

Colours Down Under has all the threads and a variety of plain fabrics in stock. Jo would be happy to order in the chart, and offers a 10% discount on the package (chart + floss). Mention this review when ordering.

Colour Cascade Fabrics has a variety of fabrics for you to make this design unique. Tammy offers a 15% discount for readers of this site. Code is: CSReview. Offer ends 6 December 2014.

Europe:

Casa Cenina in Spain can order this chart in for you.  They also stock a variety of fabrics and floss for your unique creation.

United Kingdom:

SewandSo can order this chart in for you and then kit it up.

Sparklies suggests that this design would suit one of her neutral fabrics such as Barely Bronzed, Parchment, Dr Smith’s Tonic or Oatmeal.

Chromatic Alchemy  “Gripers club looks like a fun stitch and I think it deserves a fun fabric, I think it pops on this ice dyed pink fabric, I love dyeing these as you never quite know what you’re going to get!”

Chromatic Alchemy - Ice Dye
Chromatic Alchemy – Ice Dye

United States:

123Stitch can order this chart in for you.  They  stock a variety of fabrics and floss for your unique creation

Discussion

Do you have a Griper in your environment?

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Last Updated: 18 November 2014

 

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For Amelia by Dimples Designs

For today’s Throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit another of my favourite designers, Terrence Nolan of Dimples Designs.

Dimples - For Amelia

What is it?

Dimples Designs is long gone now, but a few of Terrence’s fabulous charts are still available, including For Amelia, Wherever she may go. This design is a pair of butterflies inside a glass Faberge-style egg. The egg is stitched normally, but the but the butterflies are stitched in silk in tiny 1 over 1 stitches.

Why this chart?

Under both of his business names Pangea and Dimples Designs, Terrence released  many series of charts and a number of beautiful pieces. Many of his designs are incredibly detailed and amazing in their use of colour and texture. So many designs of insects, birds and sea shells.  My favourite three series are:

  • Russian Imperial Eggs
  • Professor Fizzby’s Wonderous Strange Collection of Wee Beasties
  • The Secret Life of Snow

Google them or view this blog page for pictures of these long out of date and hard to find charts. As so many of his designs are hard to find and incredibly coveted, I’m featuring For Amelia as today’s review because it is one of the few you can still easily buy.

Due to the varieties of silk and metallic floss, beads, combination of over one and over two stitching and speciality stitches, I would recommend this design for an intermediate to advanced stitcher. Terrence uses three different thicknesses of Kreinik metallics in this design.  But like all projects, if you have the enthusiasm and passion for this chart, you will stitch it regardless of your experience levels.

For Amelia, Wherever She May Go was first published in 2000 and is still in print. Dimples Designs were only ever released in print or kit form.

For Amelia, Wherever She May Go
For Amelia, Wherever She May Go

 Review

Terrence Nolan’s care and detail in creating his artworks also extended to the creation of his chart packs.

The For Amelia chart consists of 14 pages:

  • the front cover page including a pasted on photograph of the completed stitched work
  • three pages of chart for the egg-shell including directions and a marker for where to match up the shell and butterflies, and a complete list of stitching instructions including which parts of the design to stitch in which order and instructions for the speciality stitches
  • two page chart for the butterflies
  • one full-page chart of the egg and base with only the backstitching to be done in one colour
  • one full-page chart of the egg and base with only the backstitching to be done in the next colour
  • four  full-page charts of the butterflies, each only including the backstitch for that individual colour
  • one page of diagrams for the speciality stitches, Rhodes Hearts and Algerian Eyelets
  • Back cover listing the floss needed and the floss key.

I have not seen another designer include that many copies of a chart with just the sections to be stitched or backstitched highlighted.  These are included in the pack in the order in which they are to be stitched.  I wish more designers who use multicoloured backstitching used this approach.

My copy of the chart is printed in off white/light grey paper. The chart symbols are differentiated enough that you can easily see which floss or metallic to use where. I find the chart for stitching the butterflies a touch on the small side, but that may be because I’m used to enlarging all charts on my tablet now.  Also there is no overlap pages between the sheets of the main charts, so count carefully.

 Materials Required

To stitch the chart exactly as designed, you will need:

1 spoon each Kreinik Blending Filaments:  002HL, 003, 006HL, 007HL, 012, 012HL, 024, 024HL, 029, 032, 051HL

1 Spool each Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid: 001HL, 032, 202HL, 9294

1 Spool each Kreinik #8 Fine Braid: 071, 101

1 skein each Kreinik Silk Mori: 1032, 1033, 1054, 1055, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2024, 2026, 2032, 2063, 2066, 7135

1 packet each Delica Beads 501 and 541 (formerly 502)

Glenshee – 29 count Light Pansy Linen (stitch count 83 x 113). This design can only be stitched on evenweave or linen due to the over sections.

For 28ct evenweave (with 3″ border allowance) fabric size is:
12″ x 14¼″  or  31 x 36cm  or  a fat eighth (13 x 18″).

Approximate cost for Project

Approximate cost to stitch For Amelia, Wherever She May Be using the recommended materials (prices are in $US, at recommended retail and do  not include postage):

Chart: $10.00
Floss:  $ 74.85
Fabric: $9.50

Total: $94.35   ($153.80AUD or €136.60  or  £113.59)

Places to Buy

This chart can be ordered from Hoffmans via your nearest friendly Local Needlework Store or Online Needlework Store.

Australia:

Colours Down Under has all the Kreinik metallic threads in stock and would be happy to order in the chart. Jo offers a 10% discount on the package (chart + floss). Mention this review when ordering.

Colour Cascade Fabrics stocks the Kreinik metallic threads and has a variety of fabrics suitable for this design. Tammy offers a 15% discount for readers of this site. Code is: CSReview. Offer ends 6 December 2014.

Europe:

Casa Cenina in Spain stocks the Kreinik metallic threads, the Myuki Delica Beads and has a variety of fabrics suitable for this design

United Kingdom:

SewandSo can kit up this entire design for you (using alternates for the the beads and fabric).

Chromatic Alchemy  “I love ‘For Amelia’ on Halcyon”.

Sparklies recommends Slightly Scarlet or Slightly Violet from her range of fabrics.

United States:

123Stitch stocks the chart, all metallic and silk floss and  has a variety of fabrics suitable for this design..

Discussion

Did you know of Dimples Designs before today? do you have any of Terrence’s charts or kits languishing in your stash?  After looking through your stash, or image googling, which design appeals to you the most?  Please comment, I’m interested!

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Last Updated: 13 November 2014

Dragon of the Winter Moon by Dragon Dreams

For today’s Throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit another of my favourite designers, Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams.

Dragon Dream - Dragon of the Winter Moon

From the Designer

When Herrschners first asked me to design this piece for their 100th Anniversary Calendar project in 1999, I leapt at the chance to create a winter dragon for the January page.  As I wrote for the designer’s thoughts page “Winter here in our part of Atlantic Canada arrives before Christmas and often lingers until the first few weeks of April. January is often a cold, dark month, which inspired me to come up with a magical, sparkling design that would make such an icy kingdom more bearable”.  This is the sister piece to “Dragon of the Summer Sky” which was created as the counter point, since everything in life requires balance. Regardless of which dragon or which season you prefer … may imagination and wonder keep you company on Life’s journey.

Why this chart?

Although an older chart, Dragon of the Winter Moon is a timeless fantasy design. Add a hand dyed fabric for the background and you wouldn’t be able to tell when this was designed.

This is an intermediate or passionate beginner level chart.  There no fractional stitches, but this design does use metallic floss, rayon floss, silk floss, back stitch and beads. Once you become familiar with these different floss types. the swathes of single colour makes this an easy design to stitch.

Dragon of the Winter Moon was first available in late 1998 as part of the Herrschners 100th Anniversary Calendar. It was then released as a stand alone chart on the green/grey cardstock in 2000. A few years later all Dragon Dreams charts were moved to black on white printing.  A couple of years ago, Jennifer stopped designing cross stitch charts altogether and concentrated on her teaching and artistry. She now produces the occasional small free design and releases it through her Dragon Dreams facebook page.

Dragon of the Winter Moon
Dragon of the Winter Moon

Review

You can tell from the green/grey cardstock that my copy is one of the first printings of this design. I highly recommend passing over the green/grey charts and obtaining a new black & white paper chart instead.

The older charts are printed double-sided on US-Ledger heavy grey/green cardstock, folded in half to US Letter size. The cardstock is stiff enough to stand on a display shelf and does not need a plastic bag as there are no separate pages to hold together.

The newer style of chart is printed in black on a white US Letter (9″ x 11″) with a glossy cardstock colour front cover. Formatting aside, each option provides the same chart; your project will be the same regardless which source you stitch from.

The chart symbols are more difficult to see on the grey/green cardstock.  This was used at the time to deter illegal photocopying of the chart, as the black and white copiers could not discern between the printing and background. Unfortunately for stitchers, neither can our eyes under anything but a bright light.

The grey/green cardstock also has the chart printed across the fold. These symbols are not only more difficult to see, they will wear off with repeated use of the chart.

 Materials Required

To stitch the chart exactly as designed, you will need:

DMC 932 - Light Antique Blue

 

1 skein – DMC 932 Antique Light Blue

 

DMC 939 - Very Dark Navy Blue

 

1 skein – DMC 939 – Very Dark Navy Blue

 

DMC 3753 Ultra Very Light Antique Blue

 

1 skein – DMC 3753 Ultra Very Light Antique Blue

 

DMC Satin S5200 - Snow White

 

1 skein – DMC Satin S5200 – Snow White (Formerly known as DMC Rayon 35200 – Snow White)

 

025 Grey

 

1 spool – Kreinik 4 Very Fine Braid 025 Grey

 

032 Pearl

 

1 spool – Kreinik 4 Very Fine Braid 032 Pearl

 

060 Midnight

 

1 spool – Kreinik 4 Very Fine Braid 060 Midnight

 

102 Vatican Gold

 

1 spool – Kreinik 4 Very Fine Braid 102 Vatican Gold

 

194 Pale Blue

 

1 spool – Kreinik 4 Very Fine Braid 194 Pale Blue

 

Waterlilies 017 - Blue Lavender

 

1 skein – Caron Waterlilies 017 Blue Lavender

 

Waterlilies 038 - Morning Mist

 

1 skein – Caron Waterlilies 038 Morning Mist

 

00161 Crystal

 

1 packet – Mill Hill Glass Beads – 00161 Crystal

 

02017 Crystal Aqua

 

1 packet – Mill Hill Glass Beads – 02017 Crystal Aqua

 

Zweigart – 28 count Colonial Blue Lugana (stitch count 190 x 90). This design can be stitched over 1 or over 2.

For 14ct Aida or 28ct evenweave (with 3″ border allowance) fabric size is: 20″ x 13″  or  50x 32cm  or  a fat quarter (18 x 27″).

Zweigart - cOLONIAL bLUE

Approximate cost for Project

Approximate cost to stitch Dragon of the Winter Moon using the recommended materials (prices are in $US, at recommended retail and do  not include postage):

Chart: $10.00
Floss:  $ 33.00
Fabric: $12.00

Total: $55.00   ($82.10 AUD or £54.60)

Places to Buy

This chart can be ordered from Dragon Dreams via your nearest friendly Local Needlework Store or Online Needlework Store.

Australia:

Colours Down Under has all the floss and beads in stock and would be happy to order in the chart. Jo offers a 10% discount on the package (chart + floss). Mention this review when ordering.

Colour Cascade Fabrics stocks threads and beads and recommends Moonshadow or Riders on the Storm. For readers of this site she offers a 10% discount for this fabric. Use code PeaceOut during checkout. This code is valid for the month of October 2014.

United Kingdom:

Country Designs is the official UK Distributor for Dragon Dreams designs. They can also kit up this project for you.

SewandSo stocks all floss and beads and some fabrics.

Sparklies recommends Midnight or Moonlighting from her range of fabrics. Kate has an example of Dragon of the Winter Moon on Moonlighting in her customer gallery.

United States:

123Stitch stocks all floss and beads and a range of fabrics.

Discussion

What is your favourite Dragon Dreams design?

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Under the Moonlight by Passione Ricamo

Another Mystery stitch-along for SAL Tuesday.  It’s that time of year, when the 2015 stitch-a-long are arranged and sign ups are still open.

Passione Ricamo - Under the Moonlight

From the Designer?

Clair de Lune, Under the Moonlight.  The subject is very romantic and seductive … but I do not tell you more …

Sign-up closes:  2 Nov 2014
SAL Duration: 3 Nov 2014 – 14 Jun 2015

Why this chart?

I am a sucker for a stitch-a-long (SAL), especially a Mystery stitch along where you have no idea what the resultant piece will look like. Passione Ricamo has run two similar Mystery stitch alongs before and I loved the results of both of them.

Passione Ricamo stitch alongs are large and need time and attention if you wish to keep up; at times it must take precedent over other stitching projects.  However, like all stitch alongs it is quite fine to lag behind, stitching at your own pace, many of us do.

Under the Moonlight  includes metallic threads and many beads. I would consider it suitable for an adventurous beginner or intermediate stitcher. There will be floss replacement options given for the metallics and beads for those stitchers who prefer to use all cottons.

Passione Ricamo - Under the Moonlight Mystery Stitchalong
Under the Moonlight

Review

Mystery Stitch alongs are a gamble. I generally find that if you like the majority of a designer’s work, then you are likely to enjoy their mystery SAL.  It is up to each stitcher to decide if the risk is worth it to you.

Passione Ricamo gives very little away about the nature of her stitch alongs.  It is not until after you sign up that you receive a Welcome Pack which lists the floss, embellishment and fabric options. As the Stitch along is starting in three weeks, I have permission to discuss the floss, embellishment and fabric options here.

To join in the SAL you need to buy the chart pack. There is a secret Facebook group for those who wish to join. This is not mandatory, but there are already many conversations discussing fabric choices, fabric sizes, bead options and general stitching questions. It is communities like this that keep us encouraged and thrilled about a design when we start to feel jaded and that other new start looks enticing!

We will receive the Under the Moonlight chart in sections from November 2014 to  May 2015.  The sections will only arrive via email so you will either print each section out yourself or work directly from a tablet. The Welcome Pack includes a diagram of the section outlines and the dates we will receive each section.

Laura provides each chart section twice, once in black and white and another in colour. Both contain the symbol key or legend.

The black and white chart is the main chart to stitch from. Each new section will include a one-row overlap to help in lining up your stitched sections and minimising errors. The overlap row is shaded grey so you don’t accidentally stitch it again.  Also on the black and white chart, Laura provides the backstitching lines in various colours, so it is easy to determine which section is to be outlined in which floss.

In a chart such as this where there are many different threads, it could be easy to mistake one chart symbol for another. The colour chart is very useful to quickly check your stitching, e.g. if you are stitching the correct green symbol or the incorrect but similar purple symbol.

 Materials Required

To stitch the chart exactly as designed, you will need:

 

1 skein each – DMC 155, 156, 160, 210, 211, 310, 311, 321, 333, 335, 340, 341, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 470, 471, 472, 632, 646, 647, 676, 677, 729, 746, 747, 758, 775, 777, 801, 807, 819, 838, 905, 907, 938, 945, 951, 3021, 3023, 3024, 3041, 3371, 3743, 3746, 3747, 3756, 3765, 3766, 3770, 3820, Ecru

 

2 skeins DMC 645 – Very Dark Beaver Grey

1 spool Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid 9294 – Periwinkle

1 card each Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid: PB01, PB09, PB10, PB12, PB22,  PB66, PB72, PB204,  PB205, with optional PB201. Dawn is using PB201 in her model stitch of Under the Moonlight.

 

5 packets Mill Hill Glass Beads 00479 – White

 

2 packets Mill Hill Glass Beads  02009  – Ice Lilac

Any suitable dark fabric of any type – some examples are shown below. (stitch count 215 x 299). This design can be stitched over 2 or over 1.

For 14ct Aida or 28ct evenweave (with 3″ border allowance) fabric size is: 22″ x 28″  or  55 x 70 or  a half yard (27 x 36″).

Approximate cost for Project

If you have stitched any of the previous Passione Ricamo Mystery stitch alongs, you will have many of these threads and embellishments already in your stash. Listed below is the approximate cost to stitch the Under the Moonlight project if you are new to Passione Ricamo designs and are buying items at retail prices. Please note these approximations do not include postage or the optional extra floss. If you are interested in stitching this design now, there are places who are offering embellishment packs (see further below).

Chart:  $16.30
Floss:   $62.80
Fabric: $46.00

Total: $125.10   ($219.20 AUD or £132.60)

Places to Buy

Australia:

Colours Down Under stocks all your floss and embellishment needs. Also some plain evenweave and Aida choices.

Colour Cascade Fabrics is running a floss and fabric pack for this Stitch Along, contact Tammy for more information. For readers of this site she offers a 10% discount. Use code PeaceOut during checkout. Code valid for the month of October 2014.

United Kingdom:

Crafty Kitten is offering an embellishment pack for the Stitch Along and is offering a 10% discount on fabric if you buy at the same time:

Polstitches is also offering floss, embellishment and fabric packs for this stitch along and a 25×27 cut of fabric (cheaper than a half yard):

SewandSo stocks all of your DMC floss and a variety of fabric choices.

Sparklies has a wide choice of colours to choose from if you wish to make your piece unique with hand dyed fabric.

United States:

123Stitch stocks all most of yourfloss and embellishment needs.

Crazy Annies is offering an embellishment pack for this Stitch Along.

Silkweavers has the following fabric suitable for this stitch along

Steph’s Fabbys has the following fabric suitable for this stitch along

Under the Sea fabrics makes the following fabrics which are suitable for the stitch along

For Discussion

Are you stitching Under the Moonlight? Leave a link to your photo album in the comments so we can all see the varieties of fabric and floss you have chosen.

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Audrey by Cross Stitching Art

Enough with the simple few colours, time for a project you can get your teeth into.

Audrey, My Fair Lady
Audrey, My Fair Lady

What is it?

A design inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s role in My Fair Lady. Tatiana created this design from her own sketch.

Why this chart?

Audrey, My Fair Lady from Tatiana of Cross Stitching Art is a chart from my personal stash. This is the kind of intermediate design that I adore. I love stitching the different colours and watching the design come to life under my needle. And of course there’s always the age-old dilemma of “do you stitch the face first or last?”

Audrey has all the elements of a great stitching project: hand dyed fabric, backstitching to give clarity, metallic thread for that sparkle, beads for some textural highlights and enough DMC colours changes to provide some depth while also maintaining enough blocks of single colour that you can load your needle with a strand of floss and stitch the entire strand to the project, before switching colours.

There are very few partial stitches in Audrey (only used to give her face a more defined shape) and the metallics and beads are clearly marked. I would happily recommend this design for an adventurous beginner or an intermediate stitcher.

Audrey, My Fair Lady
Audrey, My Fair Lady

Review

I am undecided about the Cross Stitching Art packaging. The gold envelope is elegant and the chart nestles beautifully inside it, however, I cannot see the information I need to kit up the project. I need to buy and open the packet or look up the details on the Cross Stitching Art website.  Reflecting further, maybe most stitchers purchase over the Internet and thus the information is better provided on the website instead of the backside of the envelope.

The Audrey chart is printed in black on a yellow A3 (11.7″ x 16.5″). The printing is in large bold type and both the chart and the instructions are easy to see. So easy to stitch at midnight – sometimes I wish the holes in the fabric were this big 🙂

Each side of the A3 sheet has half of the chart and the instructions. The stitching instructions are printed on both sides of the paper so all information is at hand regardless of where you are stitching. The chart however uses slightly more than half the page, so you cannot fold the paper in the middle to clip the chart to a smaller stand or binder. I presume this is so the design cannot be easily copied.

The second side of the chart has a clearly marked two-row overlap. Again this ensures all information is at hand.

Printing the chart double-sided on the paper seems the popular choice for designers. The printing is to a professional standard, there is no bleed through of one side to the other, however if you mark off your chart as you stitch, you may need to make a working copy.

 Materials Required

To stitch Audrey, My Fair Lady exactly as designed, you will need:

1 skein each – DMC 317, 318, 340, 341, 413, 414, 632, 754, 760, 775, 801, 818, 926, 928, 938, 948, 967, 3328, 3747, 3752, 3756, 3799, white

Audrey DMC threads

2 spools – Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid 011HL – Gun Metal Hi Lustre

1 Packet – Mill Hill Glass Beads 00479 – White

1 Packet – Mill Hill Glass Beads 02014 – Black

1 Packet – Mill Hill Glass Beads 02097 – Bahama Blue

Under the Sea Fabrics – 32 count jobelan Angelic (stitch count 88 x 201). This design can be stitched over 2 or over 1.  For 16ct Aida or 32ct evenweave (with 3″ border allowance) fabric size is: 12″ x 19″  or  30 x 48cm  or  a fat quarter (18 x 27″).

Under the Sea Fabric - Angelic on Jobelan
Angelic (on Jobelan)

Approximate cost for Project

Approximate cost to stitch Audrey, My Fair Lady using the recommended materials (prices are in $US, at recommended retail and do  not include postage):

Chart: $15.00
Floss:  $12.60
Fabric: $20.00

Total: $47.60    ($73.45 AUD or £41.25)

Places to Buy

Australia:
Colours Down Under has all the has the floss and all the embellishments in stock. Jo would be happy to order in the chart, and offers a 10% discount on the package (chart + floss + embellishments). Mention this review when ordering.

Colour Cascade Fabrics Tammy recommends Fairies Wear Boots from her range of fabrics.  Colour Cascades also stocks the floss and all the embellishments for Audrey and offers to order in the chart. For readers of this site she offers a 10% discount. Use code PeaceOut during checkout. This code is valid for the month of October 2014.

United Kingdom:

SewandSo have all the materials for Audrey in stock, however they do substitute a plain evenweave for the hand dyed fabric the chart calls for.

Sparklies suggests Lavender Blue or Lilac Ice from her range of fabrics.

 United States:

123Stitch has the chart, floss and all the embellishments in stock.

Silkweavers suggest Elegance from their line

Under the Sea Fabrics produces the Angelic fabric as well as many others.

Cross Stitching Art sell the chart directly from her website.

For Discussion

When stitching figurines like this, do you aim to do the head as soon as possible and feel better when she has a face? Or are you happy to do the clothes and leave the head and face until last?

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Last Updated: 13 December 2014

 

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