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25/02/2012

Update on my stitching

This is a Hungarian folk art pattern. Originally it would be red and black as those are the most common colours in old Hungarian cross stitch. I changed the colours and love how it has a really modern appearance.

I have to admit that I started this lovely project about two years ago. And somehow it had become an UFO. I remember last time I put it down because I found it hard to stitch on the 16 count Rustic Aida, it was too stiff.
Now I took it out, and really enjoyed working on it for about two weeks, and then got tired of it again. First I enjoyed the repetitivness of the pattern as it required little concentration but after a while it became boring. So I think it will go back to its bag again. Hopefully not for a long time, as there isn't much left now to finish it.

This the only photo I can find about it from last time I worked on it (January last year). The middle section was already finished but I don't know where that photo is. This is the phase when I started the second row.



This photo was taken on 15 February, after a few days stitching.



And this is where I am now. The line on the top is going to be the final border.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

very nice xx

Ági said...

Thank you :)

Людмила said...

Очень красиво,винтажно!

Lynne said...

I love the complex appearance of this, and know it's mostly very boring, repetitive stitching. I have a Dover edition reprint of a work originally published in Germany in 1604 that has many similar patterns in it, and I find them fascinating. The book is a bit short, however, in telling what the various patterns would be used for. Some of the designs are ecclesiatical in nature, so I suppose would be used for altar cloths and vestments. What would the folk use them for?

Ági said...

Well, you are right, that it is repetitive, but sometimes I find that very soothing, relaxing. Then after a while I do get bored with it. :)
This one is going to be a cushion. In my country these types of patterns were used on tablecloths, runners, pillow-ends, wall-hangings etc.

Fifi said...

love it!!!!!