This month’s Twinchy Challenge is a little different. There isn’t a them but a thread. Watercolours from the Caron Collection.
Since it first came out, I’ve loved this thread and managed to accumulate a whole bin of it. And I bought three more skeins last week, two just because they were pretty. You’re probably like me in that you have lots of Watercolours.
So here’s how this challenge works. Put all your Watercolours into a pile, close your eyes and pick one at random — that’s the basic for your challenge piece.
From that Watercolours, find other threads to coordinate with it, and stitch a Twinchy. Yours can be geometric (like the one above), words, letters, or a picture. It can be whatever you like.
I want to say a couple of things about the canvas I’ve used for this Twinchy, since it’s unusual. It is a 16 count linen canvas, which may not even be made anymore. As is true of most linen the threads are somewhat uneven and the fabric is soft. I stitched this in hand, which makes it distorted. The next one I’m actually going to stitch in an embroidery hoop. I like 16 count canvas when I can find it, most threads which work on 18 and 14 mesh canvas work here.
The solid thread in the border is Baroque Silk from The Pure Palette and I’ll write more about that next week.
The hard part is going to be finding things that work with the Watercolours you pick randomly.
BTW the Watercolours pictured above is: Meadow, one of my favorites.