A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 313,037
Currently Running With Scissors:
640 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Topics
Pages: [1]
1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Rose of Sharon XS Linen- NOW FRAMED on: January 14, 2011 11:08:16 AM
Hello everyone!  This is my first post on Craftster!  I recently started up cross stitching again to help handle my depression and have since been knocking out projects.  This one I started in high school (circa 10 years ago) and finished like a week ago.  

This project comprised several firsts for me:  first of this size, first on linen, first of this complexity, first on 32 count fabric.

The pattern is called "Rose of Sharon" from Mirabilia. It is stitched on 32 ct natural linen (2 over 2). Stitched area size is 13"w x 24"h. I am working on getting the right matte and frame for it.  Full framed size will end up being 20"w x 30"h.  

I know there are some errors in it, so right now I can only look at it from ten feet away.  At that distance, the colors really blend together and give it a lot of dimension. But I'm still really proud of it!

A little more story available on my blog: Rose of Sharon.

Added 1/28/11:  And now its framed!  It was such an awkward size, I did all the pieces myself, including having to cut the matte.  Well, ok, the BF did that. But it was all DIY. It still doesn't have mounting brads, but I kind of like it like this on top of my guest room dresser.

Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Fried Rice
How to Make Mango Chutney
How to Make Korean Tacos
How to Make Naan Bread
How to Make Onion Bhaji
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Felt Basket
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.