I started an HAED design last year and didn’t get very far. I’ve only been cross stitching for two years and haven’t completed lots of designs. But there are so many beautiful designs out there and I want to continue buying and stitching them. Here’s the design:
And here’s where I am today – about 4.5″ X 1.5″ of background on the top, left of the design.
I’m using two plies of floss on 25 ct. Lugana. I’m finding it frustrating to fill in all the little holes when I get to the last 4-5 colors. There are about 12 shades of rust and orange to do the background. So I have questions and I’m seeking your advice.
1. Should I be using just one ply of floss? It would make the project easier to handle, but would it cover well?
2. If I want to change to one ply, what do I do with this piece that is started – start over with a new piece of fabric or rip it out? Would the fabric be okay if I rip out that much?
3. If I continue with two plies, what advice do you have for me to keep going and not get so frustrated. You can see that the last four squares are not completed yet. I just couldn’t force myself to continue today.
I love the design! I want to get it done so I can hang it up each December. Help…..
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me. I truly appreciate it.