Peppermint Purple SAL

So far I’m managing to keep up to date with my black-work stitch-a-long. It’s a free one by Peppermint Purple and a new block is released each Wednesday. It’s a few weeks since I posted about it so there’s enough of a change to share it. Last time was in the middle of February so just six weeks had been stitched …

As you can see I’m making mine into a picture rather than the colourways given, just to make life complicated!

We are now on week ten, so Catbells is growing. The blocks do vary a lot in complexity, so the one on the far right took a lot more concentration than the one next to it!

I’ve been pondering about whether I should outline Catbells to make it a little clearer, in the end I asked on the facebook group and the overwhelming opinion was to wait and see. I’m making a note of which threads I use for each block, so if I choose to outline it later it won’t be a huge issue.

I’ve also been trying to decide what thread to use as a surround and for the border which makes it square. I think I’ve come up with a possible selection, definitely for the sky. The surround I’m using is a bit like a basket-weave pattern and I’m thinking of using a Weeks over-dyed thread so it is subtly variegated. I ordered four different shades one of which is called sky and looks pretty perfect for the top of the surrounding stitching. I still haven’t decided whether to continue the line of the range of hills across to the border or whether to just use one colour…

I think I’ll start off with the blue and see how I feel about it when I’ve stitched a few rows. You never know, I might even have made a few decisions next time you see it!

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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4 Responses to Peppermint Purple SAL

  1. Sharon says:

    really taken shape and so beautiful 🙂


  2. Jane M says:

    Amazing the different stitch effects. I do love your variegated threads


  3. claire93 says:

    I’m really enjoying the effect you’ve achieved, with the blue, where the stitches seem to fade, and the browns of the mountain stand out!


  4. kathyreeves says:

    A very cool rendition of the Catbells. Your vision is coming to life!

    Liked by 1 person

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