After finishing Rose Boudoir, I’d planned to carry on with Precious Dreams, which hasn’t seen the light of day for a while. That was until I had a rummage in the To Do box and found a kit that had been waiting its turn for a couple of years.
Rose Boudoir was very pretty with those pastel colours, but I really wanted to do something with some bolder colours so when I spotted A whole lotta latte, I couldn’t resist a new start.
You have to admit that there are some gorgeous bright colours in this one. It’s a kit by Dimensions and came with black Aida. I dislike stitching on Aida so I’ve substituted some nice black Jobelan instead.
I haven’t done a Dimensions kit before but the chart is nice and clear with good instructions. There are a couple of blended colours, and stitches are done in either 1, 2 or 3 strands which sounds interesting.
I was a bit dubious about stitching on black, and I was finding it difficult to see the holes in the fabric. I’ve found a strategy that sort of works for now, but could do with finding something better. I’ve been stitching with a sheet of white paper on my lap, with a torch shining on it to bounce the light back up onto the back of the fabric. I have to keep moving the torch, which refuses to stay still while balanced on my leg, but it’s helping a bit. I could do with a stronger light so maybe I’ll borrow the big torch out of the car and see if that’s any better. I’m not quite sure how I’d balance that one though…
Any one got any other suggestions?