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Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
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EwokLover message #1
Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 22, 2020 at 8:48:22 PM
 
Another work-in-progress from one of my favorite designers.
I have a bunad (Norwegian traditional dress) that came without a purse. To buy one would be $100, which is how much the bunad cost itself! The purses traditionally have embroidered designs on them, so I decided to stitch this and make my own purse out of it. The bunad has mainly blue/purple tones, so i decided to stitch it on a piece of perfectly sized navy blue 14 count Aida, which was a great choice because the colors really pop! It has gotten pretty wrinkled, just from traveling, but I will iron it (on the wrong side!) before finishing it and turning it into a purse. My stitching is pretty uneven because this is my first time working on a dark fabric, even though it is 14 count Aida, my go-to choice that has always been good to me.  I t could be that my top stitches are facing to the right ( / ) and I think it looks beeter facing left. Does anyone know if this really matters?
Anyway, I love how this is turning out so far, and I will update it when I make progress.
This picture is on it's side, the actual project is roatated 90°, I do not know why it was flipped when I posted it.



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Re: Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 23, 2020 at 11:06:25 AM  (in response to EwokLover message #1)
 
Secoya,
This is gorgeous! Kiss It sounds like it will match your bunad perfectly when you make it into a purse, and what a lovely design for it! Kiss
Dark fabric can be very hard to stitch on. It looks amazing...but it's definitely a labor of love to see it well enough for stitching.
As for the top slants of your cross stitches, are you left-handed? It's my understanding that left-handed people cross their top crosses facing right. (I'm right-handed and mine slant left.) IMO there's no right or wrong, as long as all of the top crosses are all facing the same way. Kiss



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Re: Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 23, 2020 at 1:00:33 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thank you! I am ambidextrous, but I do about 60% of my stitching with my left hand, I just switch off when one gets tired. I have a only one project where they slant to the left, and I think it looks beautiful and neat, but I also did it on white Aida, so that could be it. Thank you!


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Re: Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 24, 2020 at 5:55:35 AM  (in response to EwokLover message #3)
 
Secoya,
As long as you're consistently stitching the top slants the same way, no worries! Kiss Just make sure your right hand knows that it needs to do things, um, left-handed. Wink LOL.



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EwokLover message #5
Re: Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 24, 2020 at 12:48:28 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
It does.  Smiley


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Re: Scandinavian Flower by Alexandra from Axebe
March 25, 2020 at 7:42:59 AM  (in response to EwokLover message #5)
 
LOL, glad to hear it! My left always wants to do everything the opposite. I can write out words fairly comfortably with my left hand, as long as they're backwards. Laughing Not very useful!


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