Quaker Ball

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

Quaker Ball

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.

Quaker Ball Sal

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.

Quaker Ball

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.

Quaker Ball Sal

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.