Catbells coming into view

I’ve just caught up with the free Peppermint Purple SAL, it’s a blackwork one and a new pattern is released every Wednesday via facebook for either a square or a rectangle in the design. This is where I was last time I showed you…

Rather than following the designers colours, I’m hoping mine will turn into a blackwork picture of Catbells in the Lake District. It’s interesting seeing how the density of the pattern changes the colour. I’ve stitched another two blocks,giving Catbells a bit more shape…

The top blue square is actually a very similar shade to the one next to it, but being a lot more dense it looks considerably darker. The bottom one is more of an olive green, I’m doing the main body of Catbells in purples, olive greens and brown/amber. Along the bottom will be fresher greens where Manesty Woods is. Then I have to decide how to stitch the reflection in Derwentwater, but I’ve a few months to ponder that conundrum. This is where I am now…

Hopefully with a few more greens and browns that square won’t stick out like a sore thumb as much!

The squares are only 14 stitches each way, designed to be one inch square on 14 count aida, mine are slightly smaller as I’m using 32 count linen. Being little they don’t take long, but I do have to concentrate!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Catbells coming into view

  1. claire93 says:

    I love how you’ve adapted this design to make a unique piece of the Catbells ^^

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    I can see them taking shape!

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  3. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful stitching!

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  4. Ivani says:

    Beautiful Backwork project.

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  5. Cathie J says:

    It is very interesting how you’ve altered this pretty piece.

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  6. AnnieO in SoCalif says:

    Lovely personalizing of the blackwork. I can tell you are enjoying each pass through the fabric with needle and thread.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jane M says:

    It is amazing how you can make those beautiful stitches into a landscape – can’t wait to see the reflections

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