I’ve finally managed to carve out some time to work on my Kowhaiwhai counted cross stitch embroidery project.
Having sat the last two out, I fear I’m lagging behind somewhat, but as most of us are working on different projects, I don’t feel too embarrassed about it!
Here’s where I left you last time.
And here’s where I am now.
The design is an abstracted natural form derived from traditional Maori art, used to decorate canoes, houses, tattoos and more recently in contemporary art. There’s loads of it out there, some incredibly beautiful (just put Kowhaiwhai in your preferred search engine and see what comes up). I’ve chosen just one simple design which could be translated into a cross stitch pattern using an online program.
I’d have had more to show if I hadn’t been tired yesterday and lost concentration. I ended up having to unpick seven rows of the red at bottom left. Grrrr! Still, it’s fixed now, and I couldn’t have left it the way it was.
The others should all be posting today as well. We’re in different times zones so some may not have posted their SAL progress yet, but their blogs are well worth a visit anyway.
Here we go:
Claire at http://claire93.wordpress.com
Gun at http://rutigt.wordpress.com
Alison at http://minervahandmade.wordpress.com
Elizabeth at http://stitch4therapy.wordpress.com