Remember our stash-busting needlepoint challenge this month?
I wanted to bring you up-to-date on my progress and plans.
I decided I wanted it to look like stained glass, so I’m using one of my favorite colors of Kreinik, Gunmetal (025HL) for the outline. I love the way it looks like the lead in stained glass. I’m about 2/3’s done with the outline and have finished off one spool of the metallic. It will probably use all of the second spool.
My original plan was to use just scrap threads in many colors, but my DH told me he liked the smaller pool of colors in the original chart. So I’ve changed my thinking.
I had already pulled out violets, blue-violets, and grays for another project, so I’m going to use that restricted palette. I also looked at the chart, it uses 10 colors besides the border. So I’m picking ten threads from that pile to use for the piece.
I’m going to work on it today and Tuesday, so I’ll post an update this week.
It’s not too late to get started on the challenge. Click on the original post for details.