23 December 2005

Outback Windmill


by Lana

I finished this Windmill the other day. It is from Country Threads by Fiona Jude. I had started it whilst we were still in the US and it was put aside to do something else for a while. It has been a bit of a challenge as these designs only come as kits and they require you use three strands (rather the normal two). This means you can't do the loop start as you have an odd number of strands. Also the colours don't flow, they are scattered all over like a dog's breakfast which means a cross here, a cross there! Aaargh!
This has been dubbed "That Rotten Windmill"

Update: Busted! It just goes to show that you never know who is looking at your blog! Fiona Jude added a comment regarding the three strands and scattered colours. We do have to admit that when you stand back it looks very good. It's just tricky to do when you are stitching and the colours are separate and the final blend isn't quite as obvious. I'm happy to have done the pattern and we are looking forward to framing it and putting it on the wall. :-~
Fiona does a marvellous selection of Australian themed patterns. I want to do the "Clydesdale" and "Cattle Crossing" but I have a couple of others to do first.

1 comment:

Fiona Jude said...

Hi Lana,
Sorry about the scattered stitches, but it does all help in the final look of the finished design. Hope you can find the time to do some more one day.
Fiona Jude
P.S. Two strands is perfectly acceptable, I stitch them in three mainly for photography's sake.