Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Bee Kind Needleroll - Lorri Birmingham Designs
This picture is the flat piece - I have now made it up into a needleroll, but with my camera out of action, couldn't add a picture of the 3D piece! It's also not been a great finish - I made it a little narrow, but it is still very pretty! Probably at the limit of my girly tolerance ...
I don't really like Lorri Birmingham kits because the instructions are not the best, and this kit was no exception. There was some perle 12 thread included which was never mentioned in the instructions, the colours used for backstitch weren't explained, and the placing of the quartz beads wasn't charted either - so it's a good job I'm an experienced stitcher, a beginner could have been really thrown!
I do like the fact that the linen banding is pre finished though - it can be a slog to make a needleroll otherwise!
Fabric: 28 count linen band, white
Threads: DMC stranded cotton
Designer: Lorri Birmingham
Chart Details: Bee Kind Needle Roll Item # 251 K - Lorri Birmingham Designs
Stitch Count: 57V x 50H
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, Fractional Cross Stitch, Hem Stitch
Threads Used: DMC stranded cotton in Ecru, 676, 677, 680, 729, 869, 3363, 3364, 3726, 3727
Embellishments: Two gold plated bee charms, four rose quartz heart shaped beads
Modifications Made: Hem Stitch done over four threads, not two.