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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

May WIPocalypse

Just a bit of progress on Ohm since last time.

Ohm
25 ct Black lugana

In good news I've figured out the fastest way to stitch Ohm. I initially started out stitching the "background" and filling in the motifs but I kept getting confused about where I was. The new plan is to just pick a colour and stitch it as far as I feel comfortable, usually about two motifs and then fill in the leftover colours. These leftover colours usually show up in a new motif that I'm comfortable counting out to. So it's a bit of a leapfrog type situation. You can see it at the bottom: After that blue motif I stitched the lavender, and then the gold which I could count out from the lavender, and then the pale yellow counting out from the gold. Next I'll go back and fill in the gold and lavender motifs.

This month's question: What designs or themes do you really wish you could find? What do you think is missing among stitching designs?
I wish there were more non-Western European/North American themed ladies. I know there's a fair bit of Japanese themed designs, but so much of what's out there is Western European or American inspired. Ladies in ball gowns or girls in old pioneer American type dresses. I want more international flavour. South American, African, Asian etc. It might be available in those countries but I don't know how to find them. For example, I know that there's a huge Russian cross stitch community and I assume that there's a lot of Russian themed designs but the language barrier stops me from finding things.

10 comments:

Annie said...

The colors are so vibrant on black. I wish my eyes were willing to do that!

Rhona said...

Looks fantastic...love those bright colours!

Marlene Jones said...

Try looking on pintrest I have found loads of middle eastern designs

EvalinaMaria said...

Oh, it so cute! Congrats on the nice progress.

Scrapbrat1 said...

I have not seen Ohm "in person" before, but I love love LOVE the designer. This one just didn't catch my eye when looking at her patterns, and now you have me thinking about it!! Just beautiful!

Andrea said...

Wow so bright, it looks wonderful on black.

Marcy said...

Beautiful! It's good to have a stitching plan that works for you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This is a gorgeous piece, the colours are lovely and your stitching method is very similar to mine.

Minnie from All XXs stitches alot of African themed designs, you should pop over and see her!
http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.co.uk/

Angela P said...

I love the way the colors just pop on the black fabric!

I have always wanted an Evil Queen cross stitch.....surprise right??

gordon-j said...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Russian-Woman-Bride-Lanarte-Counted-Cross-Stitch-Kit-with-27-Ct-Evenweave-/370957811537

Loved this piece when trolling on eBay.