Stitch Along 10: back at last

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.

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And here’s where I am now.

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 8.31.26 pmThe 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:

Avis at

Claire at

Gun at

Carole at

Alison at

Jule at

Elizabeth at

Wendy at

Lucy at

21 thoughts on “Stitch Along 10: back at last

  1. claire93 says:

    that’s a lot of progress considering the frogging you had to do!

  2. Carole says:

    Aargh! The dreaded frog. I had the same problem last night, but didn’t have to frog quite that much.

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  4. Kate says:

    It’s beautiful thus far!

  5. Welcome back to the fold. You’ve made soooo much progress 🙂

  6. minerva says:

    Well done on your progress – I haven’t made much over the last two updates either so you shouldn’t feel too guilty. It’s all about doing what you can and encouraging the others in the group! It’s looking lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing it completed!
    Alison x

    • katechiconi says:

      Thanks! I knew I’d be sitting out the last two because of getting the quilt top finished, and luckily I had the back done in time to put in just a bit of work on the SAL… I’ve put a reminder in my phone for the next one so I have a couple of days to stitch feverishly and have something to show!

  7. wendy says:

    I think this is going to be fabulous, I love the bold colours

  8. lucyannluna says:

    Looks lovely, just keep plodding forwards

  9. dayphoto says:

    You are amazingly talented. It’s always fun to see what you are creating!


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