Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Crazy January Challenge - Day 5
This is a hybrid new start/restart - it's Theresa Wentzler's Majestic Peacock, in kit form and it's going to be stunning. About 75% of the threads colors involved blended threads (two threads on the needle to make a sort of tweeded color variation), and it's making for some really rich subtle old-style tapesty depth. Unfortunately, the kit came with 18ct Aida - on a chart that is tons of quarter crosses and blended threads! What were they thinking?? That was highly unpleasant to work with, so I put it away, and rather than plod on with the bit of corner I'd managed to finish, I restarted it today on a piece of lovely soft-to-the-touch 28ct Monoco evenweave. I also took some time to put together my blended threads (making little paper envelopes for them), at least those required for this corner section.
This is going to be a very challenging project - but the end result is going to be a gorgeous bit of tapestry... and I have a strong affinity for peacocks, so I can't wait.
Each day I'm pulling my projects out of the large bag they're all housed in, so I'm intrigued now to find out what's next!