Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fractal White Tiger January Progress

This month, I managed to add 1,511 stitches to the Charting Creations cross-stitch "Fractal White Tiger" that is based on artwork by Ricky Barnard.

I decided to try out the continental tent stitch with this project so I could use 2 strands of floss over 1 square. Looking at the project close-up, I am not sure how happy I am with the coverage. Some of the white shows through. I seriously considered starting over with 2 over 2 on 25-count fabric. However, from a distance (as it will be seen hanging on my son's wall someday), the white is not noticeable at all; so, I will continue with the tent stitch. If nothing else, it will be an experience with a new stitching technique. 

I am enjoying working on this chart and cannot wait to see more of the tiger emerge next month.  

This month's progress was also shared at A New Stitchy Start.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Renee

9 comments:

Justine said...

I think it looks great! 2 over 2 on 25 count sounds like very hard work. Lovely progress.

Justine said...

I think it looks great! 2 over 2 on 25 count sounds like very hard work. Lovely progress.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

well, I don't know much about cross stitch, but I sure like to follow your progress!
xx, Carol

Christine Barnsley said...

I think it will be fine Renee! Don't be too hard on yourself! You have made great progress! Christine x

KimM said...

I think it looks great!! I wouldn't start over...
xxx

Katie said...

I always get irritated when the fabric shows through. But you're right when you hold it back you won't notice. Great progress!!

Queeniepatch said...

Many stitches look the same on the front but on the back you can see how differently they have been worked. I think it is important to find a stitch that is easy and fun to do.

desertskyquilts said...

It looks good to me. I'm wondering if, since it is a white tiger, that will only add some realism. And a lot of the actual thread is white or light. The uninitiated (me!) would never even notice. Congratulation. That looks like an ear - your son must be pleased.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't think anyone will ever notice, unless you point it out, and even then they will be so awed by the sheer magnitude of the work and it won't matter.