SAL Hogwarts Cross Stitch update

This is a rather far in advance queuing of a post. But with the move happening/happened this month I knew I wouldn’t manage to do any more work on this than I have. I also don’t know how long it will take to get internet set up in my new abode so I thought I would er on the side of caution.

Here’s where I was last update (which, at the time of writing this, was a week ago), and next to it is how far I managed before life got too hectic.

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I’ve managed to finish all the blues for the Ravenclaw section and do more of the shield edging. I’m hoping I will have something to show you all next time around but I’m not sure how much time I will have in between all the unpacking and relaxing 🙂

Check out all the others who are taking part in the SAL using the links below.

Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Alison / Jule / Elizabeth / Wendy / Lucyanne / Cathy / Jacqui

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SAL update

It’s time to show you how far I’ve come on my cross stitch again. Gosh, that comes around quickly! I’m no longer able to tell how much progress is good or not but with everything that’s been going on I’m quite happy with it. Here’s where I was last time I posted:

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I’ve managed to finish off the Slytherin section like I wanted to and have made a start on Ravenclaw. The eagle is taking shape quite nicely. Is that a good amount to have done in three weeks? I thought it was a decent amount but looking at the photographs it doesn’t look like much now!

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I also wanted to ask you all about cross stitching fabric and what you do with your finished pieces. This is on aida 14 count fabric, and I know a lot of people either hang or frame finished pieces. I’ve also seen it used as inserts to cards and such. But I’m assuming aida is too rough/rigid a fabric to use for things like a cushion? I’ve been looking at cross stitching fabrics online and I can get cotton 18 count or linen 18 count evenweave fabric which both sound good. The only problem with this is I don’t know how they actually feel and I’m not able to go out and find somewhere to check. Are they soft enough for a nice cushion cover, are they strong enough for a nice canvas bag? Anyone able to help me out? I don’t really want to buy a load of cross stitch fabric that ends up not being suitable.

I know i can get soluble canvas that means I can cross stitch on anything but I think I would want to try my hand at an evenweave before I thought about doing that as it sounds more fiddly. Any help is appreciated.

The others taking part in the SAL are all linked below and you should check out what they’ve been up to.

Avis / Claire / Gun / Carole / Kate / Alison / Jule / Elizabeth / Wendy / Lucyanne / Cathy / Jacqui

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