Peppermint Purple SAL

I spent a lovely few days last week in the Lake District with my daughter Helen. We walked during the day and as usual I had a little sewing with me to do in the evenings. I managed a bit of a catch up on my blackwork piece. This is a SAL by Peppermint Purple, mainly on her facebook page, each week for the whole year another square or rectangle of pattern is released. I’m adding to the complication by incorporating a picture of Catbells withing the design. Last time I shared it with you I was just over half way…

The bottom row in shades of grey is the start of the reflection of Catbells in Derwentwater. I find it easier to sort the colours out if I do a few tiles at a time, this time I’ve been mainly working on the right hand side, the tiles do vary alot in terms of how much concentration they require! I managed another five whilst we were away…

It’s also interesting to see how the darkness of a square is more to do with the density of the stitching than the actual shade of thread.

So Catbells is taking shape, though I still haven’t decided whether to back-stitch the outline of Catbells or leave it as it is. My feeling at the moment is that it needs an outline to make it a bit clearer, but I think I’ll wait until it’s finished before I decide. I’ve a lot of border still to do too!

If you fancy a go at blackwork, there’s lots of lovely designs on Peppermint Purple and usually several stitch-a-longs too.

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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2 Responses to Peppermint Purple SAL

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow so pretty. I love blackwork.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jane M says:

    Gorgeous, I am just amazed by all the different squares

    Liked by 1 person

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