Sunday, 17 March 2013
Mike's Mushrooms - Update 2
You may notice that the colour of my lines are different - this is because someone reminded me that pencil isn't all that easy to remove, especially from between lines of stitching so I've changed to the water soluble pen I had forgotten I had.
About this project:
This is a "large" and complicated cross stitch project based on a photograph by a really talented Alaskan photographer who was incredibly kind and said I could make a cross stitch of it. The photographer is Mike Gates, go check out his site - his work is amazing!
The pattern was made for me as a prize for winning a competition on dA. It's 10 inches wide x 14 1/2 inches high = 180 x 261 stitches on 18 ct coffee dyed Aida and it uses 147 colours. I am truly intimidated but I did ask for the pattern to be as close to the photo as possible and didn't limit size or colours and I certainly got what I asked for