Friday, March 30, 2018

Fractal White Tiger March 2018



Page 7 of my Charting Creations "Fractal White Tiger" cross-stitch, based on artwork by Ricky Barnard, was finished this month!

I am in love with this piece. Watching the tiger emerge is so much fun and it is going to be so impressive when it is finished.  

I am still a bit concerned that the fabric may have stretched while I was using the Q-snaps, before I received my lap frame. I discussed my concerns about that and of the fabric not being quite straight with my eldest son this weekend, as I am making it for him. He said he does not want me to restart it though. He'll love it even if the framer is unable to get it fully straight when it is finished. This has made me shy of using a frame smaller than the piece I am stitching. And, I have found the fabric I have purchased through my (not-so) local needlework shop seems to hold it's shape better than the precut, packaged fabrics I have purchased at the craft store. (QS Red Hearts seems to have an angle to the fabric too.) Anyway... enough about my worries...

Here is a close up of how it looks now. Next I will be working on pages 11 and 12, which should reveal the top of the pink nose!

Thank you for visiting!
-Renee
I began this project on January 1, 2016 to participate at stitchystart.blogspot.com.

Charting Creations also has a Small Fractal White Tiger chart based on this piece of art. It is my understanding the pinks in the nose are toned down in the smaller chart.

6 comments:

Laura said...

The eye is great! He looks like he really sees.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

If you're worried about the fabric stretching, perhaps you could consider wet blocking it when you're done? Just make sure to test your threads first to be sure they won't bleed. Get a cork board and pin your project really heavily (suggest using rust-proof pins) and stretching it as you go. Then moisten and let dry. That should take care of any minor stretching.

Katie said...

Beautiful work. I wonder why your work looks that way. I use an 8x8 Q-snap on all my work and never noticed that. I hope it will stretch out. I was so worried when I took Hope in. She had a really deep wrinkle from being folded for some many years. It stretched right out. My LNS is very talented and I was so thankful for their work. Hopefully the place you use can figure it out.

Queeniepatch said...

I believe that damp stretching the finished work will sort out an embroidery that seems to be askew. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Sheryl S. said...

Wonderful work on such a lovely design. I agree with the other comments about blocking your embroidery when it is completely finished. It is going to be a masterpiece to cherish.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about these things, but can't you block it, or steam it when it's finished? Your progress is great! Another page finished.