Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

The August section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL had a solid rounded motif that I didn't know how to proceed with--I didn't want a big, rounded blob of a motif in there. Eventually, I decided to fill it up with back stitches--yes, the very type of stitches that I have a love-hate … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /9

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

The July section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL is the smallest as the number of stitches go, but it was just as fun as all of the other sections. This month, it was all about the horizontal spaces between the main square-shaped sections. The stitching went smoothly, since I didn't change my … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /8

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

The June section of the Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler SAL was a bag of mixed results. It went on okay almost till the end, then it gave me some problems. When I charted out the colors, I liked what I saw. I've been happy with the number of combinations I can make with the … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /7

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

I'm done with the May section of my Linen and Threads MSAL, and it was a pleasant experience when it comes to experiments. I didn't want to fill up the 'feathery' parts with a single block of color, so I tried out some gradients in this section - I moved from one color to another … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /6

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Well, I seem to have gravitated towards blue for the April section of my Linen and Threads MSAL... I'd thought of adding more colors to the light blue sections, but in the end, I went with a single color. The newly-revealed May section also has similar huge components, and this time around, I think I'll … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /5

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

I eventually completed the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL, after I worked on the border of the April section as a kind of a break. For the March section's flowers, I stuck with my idea of a 'scribbly' version, with one strand each of yellow and red held together. This resulted in … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /4

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Oh the March section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I'm still plodding through it since March turned out to be a busy month. I seem to have finished about 3/4th of the section so far. There are flowers in the gaps between the greens, which I will get to next. I'd kept the flowers … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /3

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

I've completed the February section of the Linen and Threads MSAL! I love that the SAL fulfills my expectations of using a lot of colors this year - the sections are not too large, and that means I can use a variety of colors spread across small areas. Aren't the flowers cute? 🙂 The section's … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /2

Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /1

I'm joining the Linen and Threads Mystery Stitch Along for 2021 - yay! This year, the mystery sampler is inspired by the Talavera pottery tradition of Mexico and Spain. The pottery is decorated with an ensemble of colors, and I thought it's the perfect use for the various bits of colored embroidery floss I own. … Continue reading Linen and Threads MSAL 2021 /1

Loom Weaving Test

I tried my hand at weaving on the loom that I bought recently, and made a thing! Admittedly, the color is a bit weird, but it was a deliberate decision on my part since I chose yarns I don't mind wasting if things didn't turn out right. But they did turn out right, as it … Continue reading Loom Weaving Test