I have not done any stitching at all so far today as I have been watching on the BBC online the terrible earthquake that has just devastated Japan with its accompanying tsunami. Absolutely terrible! It makes us realize that we just never know when and where these catastrophes will strike around the world.
Meanwhile in my own little stitching world, I have slowly been gathering things that I will need for Trish Burr’s Chinese Flower project. Since yesterday afternoon, I am in possession of all my Anchor floss threads, all 46 different colors and shades.
In order to stitch Chinese Flower, we do not have to purchase the Anchor ones and can instead substitute them with the DMC ones, as we have all received a sheet listing both color numbers.
Trish said that there would be only very small differences in shades with some colors if we were to use DMC compared to her Anchor ones.
It just happens that I already have the whole range of colors with DMC floss, so I could have just gone ahead and use those, but after thinking about it a bit I made the decision to go ahead and purchase the Anchor floss threads just the same.
With needle painting we really don’t need much of any one color, but we certainly do need lots of different colors and shades. For me, by purchasing a few here and and a few there, I will slowly start building up my Anchor floss thread collection, one project at a time.
I have managed to take two photos in order to be able to show you all the 46 Anchor threads necessary for this project.
Next thing on my agenda now with this project is to start watching Trish’s DVD called “The long & the short of it: A needle painting workshop“. There are two discs inside the box.
The first one is called “Demonstrations” which is a tutorial about
- Materials, preparation & color
- Basic long & short stitch
- Long & short stitch for curved shapes
- Long & short stitch for five different shapes
- Fur & feathers
and the second one is called “Projects” and contains
- Seven projects plus step by step instructions
- Materials, preparation & sources
- Stitch glossary
Watching it will keep me busy for a little while as I have no doubt that I will want and “need” to watch certain sections many times.
Hope I can detach myself long enough from watching the news today and manage to do a little bit of stitching or at the very least start watching this DVD.
So long for now and have a great day!