Friday, August 31, 2007

Klimt Geometric - Cobweb Designs


I'm afraid I'm going to rant a little about this kit - I ran out of the metallic thread used to highlight part of the design, and there's no indication on the kit what it was. The company just confirmed that the kit was discontinued ... I'm not profligate with thread, so heaven help those that aren't as economical... In the end, because I couldn't match the gold, I used a black metallic, which works okay, although there was already some black back stitch in the design. I could have frogged all the existing gold and replaced it, but it would have taken too long for my impatient heart!

That said, it was a nice kit to stitch, the colours are simple but work well, and I think it's more interesting - and stylish - than a lot of other designs on the market. But then again, I think Gustav Klimt is a genius...

Design Details

Fabric: 14 count aida, unknown colour
Threads: unknown stranded cotton
Designer: not credited
Chart Details: Klimt Geometric - Cobweb Designs (c) 1999
Stitch Count: 41H x 41V
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Back Stitch,
Threads Used: unknown stranded cotton in black, white, gold, ecru. Unknown gold metallic. Metallic black from the DMC Light Effects range. Cross stitch in two strands.
Embellishments: None.
Modifications Made: Some back stitch done in metallic black not metallic gold.

5 comments:

Sally said...

Just found a link to your blog from your post on the Focus on Finishing blog. Are you the Nic who was on Chartswappers?! Your finish looks good. It's very annoying when you run out of thread when it's a kit though.

MarciNYC said...

That's pretty nifty - in other words, me like!

Nic said...

Hi Sally - yes I am! Nice to "see" you!

Meari said...

Congrats on the finish. I like how you listed the Design Details.

Nic said...

Thanks Meari -I'm trying to keep a complete record because I won't be keeping charts and stuff when I've finished with them - I need the space for new stash! LOL