Crazy January Challenge 2011 – DAY 11

For day 11 I started my baby panda chart which was in Cross Stitch Collection(CSC), its by Pollyanna Pickering. I don’t have all the floss for this one yet so just had to start with a colour I had. Unfortunately this was quite close to the fabric colour, so you can’t really see it on the picture, not too bad in RL though to be honest.
I’m stitching this on pale green 25-count linen, with two threads over two, so this version will be slightly bigger than the CSC one as that was stitched on 14 count aida. The fabric is a bit weird, I bought it in Abu Dhabi and it was sold to me as evenweave. However, it quickly become apparent that this was linen, extremely uneven linen. I don’t mind too much though, as long as i keep it in a hoop the stitching will be even. No wonder it was so cheap, and I bought it in 4 colours (all the cuts 70 x 140 cm).

Here is the best picture I could manage

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Máire Skogstjärna
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 07:21:21

    I used an unevenweave linen on the Madonna of the Garden that I finished last year and the only way to work it was with a hoop/frame. I had a stitching frame on a floor stand (which my hubby built for me when I was getting so frusterated at not being able to work with the piece).

    The best thing with it though is the finished product is fab! 😀

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    • Line
      Jan 12, 2011 @ 07:29:15

      I’ll take comfort in that then 🙂 I have used the fabric before, stitched a biscornu using of of the other colours. It was too small for a hoop so stitched in hand, never again 😦

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  2. carladee
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 08:24:43

    good start! and very brave with that fabric hehe! the effect will be worth it I’m sure 🙂

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  3. Kell@KincavelKrosses
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 08:59:46

    I’m not really one for stitching animals, but I love Pandas. One of my son’s nicknames is Panda Bear! 😉

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    • Line
      Jan 12, 2011 @ 15:06:23

      I’m not usually that big on stitching animals myself, but when I saw this panda baby and the orangutan baby I just knew I had to stitch them. They sort of compliment each other, so monkey for hubby and Panda for me 🙂

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  4. Carole
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 21:20:08

    I quite like the effect you get with an uneven linen, but it can be slightly challenging. Worth the effort, though.
    Pandas are cute, baby pandas even more so 🙂

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