Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A Closer Look

I'm working my cross stitch over three threads of evenweave fabric, using three strands of embroidery cotton. That's bigger and thicker than I've ever worked before, but I need it to be bold enough to show up on curtains. It took a while, but eventually I got my eye in, so that now I notice if I've made a mistake and the stitch looks wrong.


  1. I was addicted to counted cross stitch years ago, and at the time linen was my preferred fabric. I started a stitch-along a few months back and found that I couldn't see where to stitch, so I switched to Aida cloth. Isn't it amazing how we can train our eyes and brains to work together to see new things?

  2. Absolutely. I’d have liked to use Aida. There’s a bit in the parcel but not enough for the frieze.

  3. I like your phrase "got my eye in" to describe learning how it supposed to look.