I spent the weekend stitching Cloudberry. The pattern is rather complicated (as all Serafima Abramova patterns) – a lot of blends, however two-tone of thread gives to stitching perfect shades and natural look. Not only that was a problem (generally I like blends), but backstitch of 2 strands is also tiring, but it emphasizes the volume of embroidery. The result is here: before backstitch and after it. Which one do you prefer?
Next project by Serafima Abramova Sal “Summer Mouse”. I stitched it on white 14 count Aida, using DMC thread. A bit complicated : 105 x 75 stitches, 22 thread colours plus their blends. Techniques: the whole cross stitch, half cross stitch, petit point cross stitch and back stitch. I enjoyed stitching this lovely creature, but frog visited me almost all the time. Maybe because I was the number 13 in this Sal 🙂