Thursday, November 30, 2006
If you are going to stitch a peacock in cross stitch, you should be a lot more careful than the person who did this! (hope she's not reading this). It may have been done by a young girl who hasn't been taught properly, or perhaps someone whose eyesight isn't the best, and they haven't noticed that half the stitches are in the opposite direction to the rest. Sorry if you think I sound too critical, but if you are building a collection of items, naturally you only want good stuff in your collection. I'll keep it, but it won't be on show when I'm out and about!
This is one end of a large table runner, and I have two of them, from the USA via eBay. The stitching is colourful, but it has been done using six strands of floss, which means the end result isn't as fine as it would have been if two or three strands had been used.