Wow, wow and triple wow! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments about my framed Owls In Love. I really am overwhelmed by your generous comments. It's pleasing to know I've stitched and framed a piece that so many of you genuinely like!
Getting into the Christmas spirit, I wanted to make a couple of tags using variegated threads. I always use the cut and loop method so saw this as a good opportunity to carry out a little experiment. The top tag has been stitched using that method, the bottom tag using two strands in parallel. You may have to enlarge the photo to see the differences:
Based on Lizzie Kate's Wait 'Til Dec 25th
Stitched on 16ct Holly Aida with silvering by Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitched with - Threadworx 1085 Christmas Time
Total stitching time - 2 hours 10 minutes each
I can't decide which one I prefer. The colours in the top tag looks a little "dirtier" because of the green-red combination yet give a lovely effect close up. The colours in the bottom tag are obviously sharper as that's how the thread is supposed to be used! Perhaps the cut and loop method would work better in other colours? I don't know.
I made them into simple tags using pearlised green card and red tinsel ribbon:
I know that one of the recipients has already opened their presents but the other has duly waited, so my stitching was not all in vain!!
This will be my last post before Christmas (I think) so may I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Holiday or Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter and lots of stitching!