CJC – Blackwork Lady Finished

First a warning, this will be picture heavy.

This weekend I finished another of my Crazy January Challenge(CJC) pieces, Lesley Teare’s Blackwork Lady which was in WOXS last year. I used a piece of hand dyed 28-count evenweave for her, which I had received in a grab bag from Polstitches. The fabric is beautiful, I think it might be Rustic Rhubarb, it seems to be the closes match. She is of course stitched entirely in black using DMC 310, and instead of french knots I used beads, as my French knots are really sub-standard and on a piece like this they would stick out. Over-all she was a lovely stitch, but I think my habit of sitting in dark rooms stitching made it harder for me to get her done. At least she is here not and just needs a frame before she can go up on the wall.

Here she is with the stitching complete
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And here she is fully beaded
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Here is a close up of her face, you can see the beads better and she looks so delicate. Think this is my favorite part of the design
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These butterflies are pretty adorable, and I’m really please with how the beads complement the piece.
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And a final look, this time from the bottom of the chart

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Which means I’ve finished 6/15 of my CJC pieces. That’s an average of two a month, but of course most of the ones left are larger designs so will take longer. But I am well on my way to completing this challenge

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. claire93
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 09:02:08

    well done Line!

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  2. Lili
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 12:38:27

    So beautiful! 🙂

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  3. Anna
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 17:27:33

    What a pretty and interesting blackwork piece. I don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it!

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  4. Blu
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 00:56:05

    She’s such a gorgeous finish! I’ve seen her a bit around blogland and love her more every time I see her!

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  5. Missy/Raven
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 12:18:21

    This looks fantastic! I saw this chart in one of the magazines I get and wanted to stitch it as I love blackwork. It is nice to see it stitched up. You did a great job!

    Reply

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