More experience from this Sal – Patial eyelet and Diamond Rhodes stitches. It turns gorgeous!
Smaller parts 15 – 18 finished. It is not easy to take a nice photo as I am stitching on linen, so sorry for the photo quality. Anyway, some stitches were new to me, and I did them for the first time. They are Jessica stitch, Diamond eyelet, Square Rhodes stitch, and Partial eyelet. I think I have succeeded with them.
One more part of Quaker Ball is ready. It is a beautiful bird, which resembles totem birds of the Indians of North America, Alaska or Canada. The difference is that their birds most often have spread wings. This one of mine has lowered wings and round heads, so it looks like an Owl. Here is the link to the article “The History and Significance of Totem Poles”, and in one of the pictures, there is a bird with lowered wings. https://www.akwildlife.org/news/the-history-and-significance-of-totem-poles
One more part of the Quaker Ball Sal by Durene Jones pattern – a bird. As always – before backstitch and after it.
Lakesideneedlecraft Quaker Ball Sal bu Durene Jones pattern in progress: beautiful batterfly with flowers.
As you can see, I wrap a hoop so that it does not slip and I can achieve the right tension of evenweave. I usually wrap it with a simple bandage, but you can do it with any thin fabric you like.
One more cube for the Quaker Ball is ready and a bee with some flowers appeared.
Next part of Lakesideneedlecraf Quaker Ball by Durene Jones pattern is ready 🙂
All three elements of the first art of the Quaker Ball Sal are ready. I regretted cross-stitching on evenweave. It was a nightmare to count the squares between one and the other hexagon without mistake. I think I got it right, and here’s the result.
My last SAL in progress. I am stitching it on white Belfast linen 32 count with DMC thread by the key. The colours are not usual for Durene Jones, but the butterfly looks beautiful. That is only one part of the first SAL part, and I enjoy it so much. I took these photos yesterday evening in the sunset, before and after doing backstitch. The last picture is from today’s morning.
You know, one of my favourite cross stitch designers is Durene Jones. I posted here a lot of my projects made by her design. Of course, I immediately noticed a new SAL in the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups. I had never done a Quaker ball before but the most important thing for me was that SAL was created by Durene Jones. So I ordered it as soon as it was possible from the https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk website. I ordered pattern PDF only because I have quite a lot of materials at home – different evenweave pieces (mostly 32 counts) and all DMC threads. Now I’m just waiting for the first part of this SAL and as soon as I stitch it, I’ll show it here.