Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Starting & Restarting my first Heaven & Earth Design
I had always wanted to petit point a Heaven & Earth design, but which one? They're all stunning, HUGE and require a great commitment of time. While perusing their website last November I finally found one that I could not resist, "Catherdral". It is 400 x 640 stitches, or 256,000 stitches in total. If I stitch one of the 10 x 10 squares (100 stitches) per day, then it will only take me 7 years to complete. No problem, right? Right! I figure I can petit point more than 100 stitches a night, so I should get it done in less than 7 years. I started as soon as I had the pattern in hand.
To further complicate matters, I am starting all over. I first petit pointed on a 22 count canvas, using 3 strands of floss. I would have preferred to petit point using 2 strands of floss, but there is no finer count of canvas. Or at least that is what I had thought.
I'll post my progress every once in a while, and over the next month I'll post some general suggestions to consider when stitching these large computer generated charts published by companies such as Heaven & Earth, Mystic Stitch, and Scarlet Quince to name a few.
If you have any questions or wish to share your experiences, please join the conversation by posting a comment.