Every time I head back to London, I have to buy, ahem, one or two embroidery supplies! I may have got carried away, but my little shopping expedition last week means that I can now crack on with some ideas I have been formulation for some time.
I needed to match DMC floss to some projects I had worked in Anchor. DMC would appear to be more universally available so I have been advised to reference them in any patterns I make. I know there are matching charts but I do think, when it comes to such slight variations in shade, it is really in the eye of the beholder. I wanted to be absolutely sure I was personally happy with the colour comparison.
I love putting together these colour rainbows! This pattern has been bubbling away for a long time. I made a start on it yesterday but had to abandon it. I was working on 28 count even weave and I suddenly realised I would be working on a project of Bayeaux tapestry proportions. Alright, that is an exaggeration but I do seem to frequently have this problem when designing cross stitch patterns. I really need to invest in higher count linen and Aida!
I did buy one thing on a whim last week. This bright, multi-coloured floss was too appealing not to try. I had no idea what to do with it but I was sure I would think of something. I asked my IG friends and many of them had some terrific suggestions. Another idea has now occurred to me but I would love to know what you think. What would you do with this delicious multicoloured floss?!