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Saturday, 14 February 2009
A-D in miniature!

My first attempt from the Miniature Petit Croix book! I am using 35ct linen and stitching 1*1 with AVAS 2925 silk floss. The top A-D is tent stitch; the bottom A-D is cross stitch; the needle is a size 28 so you can see how small this stitching really is. I prefer the cross stitch version so will now stitch my chosen pattern in cross stitch although I may try both the tent stitch and cross stitch on 40ct linen first! Anyone got a spare magnifier?

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Photobucket posted by Carol R at 16:04 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 14 February 2009 at 16:54, Blogger Wendy

    Over-1 stitching has become addictive for me recently! Doesn't the stitching just look so impressive but delicate. But I HAVE to use a magnifier for it!

    Lovely red alphabet!

  • On 14 February 2009 at 17:22, Blogger Patti

    I like the cross stitch version better too but on 40ct you really can't tell the difference. Trust me I'm your friend. Love Patti xxx

    P.S. The bloody word thing called me a nonse (ok it was the word verification thingy that did it)

  • On 14 February 2009 at 17:25, Blogger Sheila

    I too HAVE to use a magnifier and excellent lighting...but it is worth it. I have done both tent and a full cross and sometimes the tent actually looks better. I´m sure whichever you choose will look great :)

  • On 14 February 2009 at 19:00, Blogger Cathy B

    I would definitely need my magnifier!

    Happy Valentine's Day Carol!

  • On 14 February 2009 at 19:26, Blogger doris

    Oh, I love stitching tiny things! Speaking as an over-50 stitcher, magnifiers and good light are absolutely necessary for success.

  • On 14 February 2009 at 20:30, Blogger Daffycat

    I love learning new stitches. Isn't it fun when they turn out right? Great stitching, Carol!

  • On 14 February 2009 at 22:50, Blogger Rowyn

    Well done Carol. It's amazing to see it up against the needle to see how small it really is.

  • On 15 February 2009 at 00:51, Blogger angelasweby

    Ww Carol,
    I love both these versions and can see you nimbly hopping from one to the next depending on the design you choose. I can see you having many happy hours with this book :>)
    Hugs, Angela

  • On 15 February 2009 at 04:52, Blogger Cindy F.

    I love both too! Can not stitch anything without my magnifier now...lol

  • On 15 February 2009 at 06:24, OpenID linenstitcher2

    I was just debating whether to use a tent stitch or cross stitch on some over-one stitching I want to do. Thanks for sharing your sample!

  • On 15 February 2009 at 16:58, Blogger Brigitte

    Oh my, over one on 40 ct sounds like a real adventure. You might have to choose the tent stitch. I'm very curious to see whta you will be doing.

  • On 16 February 2009 at 10:43, Blogger VALIE

    Great start ! I like the cross stitch better, but on 40-count, the tent stitch is alright. Last night, I experienced with 50-count, but doing 1 over 2, and I find it is the best combination. "The Stitching Lab" - this is how we should call ourselves...

    PS : package is on its way.

  • On 16 February 2009 at 15:55, Blogger staci

    Oh my gosh! That is TINY! I think I'd have a headache, lol ;)