Fruits (cross stitch) – week 1

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This is a cross stitch project I have started many years ago. I am following a pattern by Le Idees de Suzanna (Luglio-Agosto 1997). I chose to use the whole embroidery floss (the 6 strands), which create a tapestry-like texture. The downsize is that it requires more strength.  I worked diligently on it for some months before putting it aside. Now is a good time to finish it.

Embroidery Floss... How many strands do I use? - France Nadeau

If you are wondering about the number of strands that are used in embroidery and cross stitch, you can read a post I wrote about it here.

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6 thoughts on “Fruits (cross stitch) – week 1

  1. Une jolie broderie,elle me fait penser au designer Théresa Wentzler qui réalise des grilles avec des fruits splendide,mais nous n’avons que deux mains hélas!
    broder avec autant de fils doit être assez contraignant je suppose,néanmoins le résultat donne l’impression d’une tapisserie.
    Amicalement
    MC

    • Je viens de voir les grilles de fruits dont vous parlez. Elle sont magnifiques. Tout comme ses autres grilles, d’ailleurs. Eh oui, nous n’avons que deux mains… et pas que ça à faire, malheureusement. Il est vrai que travailler avec 6 fils est plus forçant. Je n’en fais qu’un peu à la fois. Je vous remercie de votre visite et m’en vais de ce pas voir ce que vous avez fait dernièrement. 🙂

  2. I recently rediscovered some stitching I started many years ago ….. Where I had used three threads, but it doesn’t cover the square very well ….. I guess that would be why I stopped stitching it! I will carry on working on it this year, if only to cross one more project off my list!!!!! (Not blogged about yet, will show my list soon!)

    Your stitching is very neat, France, and the colours are beautiful! Interesting to see you are using six strands …. the number of strands is such a hard choice to make, …… and then ….. will they cover the fabric! I think I should have used six strands like you!

    Barbara x

    • Thank you! Six strands definitely cover the fabric. But it’s beautiful too if we see the fabric under. The work is done faster too. You’ll be able to start a new project sooner. 😉 I’m looking forward to seeing this three-strand project. Have a nice week!

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