Monday, October 22, 2012

I hate black aida!

Although you would never know as yet another finish is on black aida!



Two in a row on black... I deserve a medal! 

Actually, I don't really hate black aida, it's just that I find I stitch so much more slowly on black compared to a light coloured fabric, and since I officially hold the title of 'Queen of Slow Stitching', you can imagine just how long these black finishes take me! I love how the black background really makes the colours pop on this design (which will be made in to a card sometime in the very near future.) This design is one from a set you can find here. It's incredible the difference the colour of the fabric has on the finished effect as you can see when you compare how it looks on the website on white fabric. I have some navy blue aida which I might use for one of the other designs in the set - but only after I have had a respite from dark fabrics and stitched some more on white!

Here's another finish (thankfully not on black!!) which as you can see from the hoop marks is, quite literally hot off the hoop!


This is to match the coffee design I did earlier. This one is also going to be made in to a gift, but I'm hoping to do something a little bit different than the coffee basket....let's hope that some inspiration strikes soon!

Until next time...happy stitching!
Rhona 



14 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Two great designs. I love the tea one.

Pull the other thread said...
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Pull the other thread said...

Quick question will you be adding tea sampler to your store?

Sally said...

Hello

Both lovely finishes! I think I may share your title of Slow Stitcher!
Hope you have a good week.

cucki said...

both are so lovely xxx

Rhona said...

Forgot to say that the 'Tea' design will be going on the website soon!

Emma said...

Both look great, well done on your finishes :)

Stitching Noni said...

Two great designs! Love the tea one :)
The black fabric looks great with the Xmas colours - know exactly what you mean about stitching slowly on darker fabric - probably why I don't use it very often!!! Look forward to seeing them all finished off :)

Debbie D (Padster) said...

great xmas stitching - I agree with you about the black - I have some sparkly blue which looks quite effective on xmas designs - love the tea sampler xx

Mii Stitch said...

Black aida can make you work slowly but the end result is very striking! Well done, both finishes are are great. Can't wait to see how they end up :D

Valma said...

I agree with Mii, maybe you stitch slowly on black fabric but the result worth the time you spent on this piece =)
with the Xmas colours it's really pretty
it's as if it is handwritten
very great =)
xxxxx

Tracey Walker said...

I love the tea one, I have never used black aida and looking at your pieces I might have to give it a go as they look great

♥ Nia said...

But those colors look so gorgeous on black =) I can only imagine how hard it is to stitch but.. the result is very pretty :D

Caitlin Jordan said...

Great stitching :D I like the tea design.