I recently started working on the Bird Brocade kit (crewel embroidery) by Elsa Williams from Janlynn.
I like the design, but this kit has a whole lot of satin and long+short stitch, and I prefer a lot of different stitches. So I’m mixing it up. Here’s my progress so far:
and here is a closeup with the stitches labeled:
So my current dilemma is that I altered one of the flowers but I’m thinking I don’t like the effect. The dark red line of double french knots is a little overpowering compared to the pale yellow. I’m trying to decide what to do about it.
Don’t hurry to do anything. There are plenty of other elements to stitch, and you will be able to make a truer judgement when you have more of them done. In fact, my general rule in these situations is never unpick anything until you are absolutely certain it is wrong, and you have some idea of what you are going to do instead!
Yep, I hate unpicking
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