Sunday, April 20, 2014

An Easter Rabbit

I have been working on the 2010 Easter Rabbit from By the Bay Needle Arts.  I made substitutions so that I might stitch from my rather extensive stash of over dyed floss.  I have noticed that a few of the over dyes in my stash are getting a bit brittle and dried out and tend to shred, no matter how carefully I have stored them.  Considering how much I have invested in these fibers, I am going to make a conscious effort to use them as often as possible before they reach a state where I will no longer want to.  I also dug into my stash of Silkweaver 28ct linen for this piece, using a cut of Golden Promise, a tan with gold undertones, that works well with all the browns in this piece.  I haven't used 28 ct linen in a very long time, sticking to 36 ct and 40 ct or the most part.  But I have a fairly large stash of 28 ct and 32 ct linens leftover from my old Fabric of the Month Silkweaver subscription.   The fabric subscription dates from a period when I was simply a linen snob and had not yet become a high count snob as well.  But I anticipate using this rather large cut of Golden Promise for a number of projects in the near future since I have so very few high count neutrals left in my linen stash.  And, there is the fact that 28ct is a bit easier on the eyes.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice start on a seasonal piece.

It is a little worrying about the threads though, will they be ok once they have been stitched with?

Julie said...

A lovely bunny.

Stitchinowl said...

Very pretty fabric choice. It gives a soft, antique look to the piece.