Monday, December 5, 2016

Out of Hiding

I had kind of a tough weekend. I was supposed to go to an embroidery class on Saturday and even baked cookies the day before to take with me, but then I woke up sick on Saturday and couldn't go :(

In order to forget about it, I decided I needed a project that will really take up all my concentration. The first thing that popped into my head was Teresa Wentzler. There is nothing quite like a TW to really get you absorbed and make you forget everything. Because let's face it, anything but 100% means combining the wrong threads, miscounting stitches, forgetting a quarter stitch,...

So for the first time in almost 2 years, Tracery Dragons finally came out of hiding and saw the light. I started stitching Saturday but it wasn't until Sunday that I got my TW rhythm.
Saturday I was stitching all over the place constantly switching colors, winding and unwinding threads. Until I remembered my technique from Peacock Tapestry and decided to concentrate on stitching only six colors for now. Once that decision was made things went much faster.

I think I will keep stitching on this piece until the next WIPocalypse post on December 14 which is also the last one for the year. That way I will be able to put in a nice amount of stitching on it :)

By the way, anyone else out there ever stitched on Picture This Plus cashel linen? Is it always so fuzzy and the linen threads so uneven? It's already hard to stitch on darker fabrics but this linen makes it twice as hard.


  1. Goodness, I'm not sure I would have taken on something that complex if I were feeling ill!

  2. Nothing like a TW to make you forget everything but the matter at hand. Love her designs, but the process can be frustrating. Excellent progress.

  3. Yay for Tracery Dragons, I love TW, especially her dragons.