I don't go down to a single strand unless I'm working 36 ct linen or higher. I tried using a single strand on 32 ct, and the design faded out too much for my liking. Two strands on 32 ct will give you really fat stitches and saturated color.
I spent yesterday afternoon working on a new design from a vintage piece I recently acquired. It is worked on 32ct fabric (similar to Mikini but more sheer--I've heard this called "elvetzia") and it is definitely 2 strands for all the stitching. It has a lot of outlining/backstitches but I can tell from the back of the fabric that they used 2 strands throughout.
Two always two:)
The final price will be 12.75 x 71 the pattern will be in both ends. In Greek linen (white )porcelain .
Thank you! I'm just about to start a piece on this fabric and have been debating 1 strand vs. 2 strands. Looks like you are using 2 strands, and it looks beautiful. Please correct me if I am wrong (and you are using only 1 strand). Your stitching is so precise I can't tell!
What is the ground fabric? And how large is the finished piece supposed to be?
Well, this just keeps getting better and better! Love it.
OMYGOODNESS! That is so lovely. I have a blue and white obsession, and this is making me happy all over. Thanks for sharing your progress - it's fun to watch you go!
@Agapia Damianakis SO PRETTY!
Oh my, this is beautiful!
I am not sure where it’s from as I was passed along to me I will find and let everyone know.
It is lovely and I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job. Is this a Greek pattern?
I'm of the mind that little variations from perfection are what makes something interesting. This piece is wonderful, the blues are so pretty. Little variations often make a piece look more spontaneous and provide a sense of movement. Plus, you can see your own hand in the work, which will endear it to everyone who knows you, and future generations who will know you by your work. All I see is blue loveliness. I'm guessing that when you found the design, you thought it was beautiful enough to replicate, so remember that sensation because that's what others will feel when they see your work.
The pattern errors are really common with these older designs. But, don't worry about it--I couldn't spot any errors in your photo, so I'm guessing no one else will either!
This looks beautiful!
I realized that the pattern has errors the photo of the actual work has error and I also make mistakes.