Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Anyway, the finished bag is about 5.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches tall. It'll be folded in half, so when all is said and done the bag itself will be roughly square. It will be finished with a band at the top and tassels at the bottom so the final effect will be slightly more rectangular. There is a partial write-up on the bag availiable here as a PDF. Once the whole thing is done, it will get it's own documentation. Hopefully for Atlantia 30 Year, but as I will be having surgery a week before and thus not going myself I'm not stressing myself out about that.
I've already started a new brick stitch project based on a German box cover. This one is going to be a book cushion for the book which I won as a prize for the Greenland hood. I actually started at the very end of April, got as far as picking threads and a little embroidery, and then did nothing until yesterday. What you see below is about 10 to 12 hours worth of work, possibly as much as 15. It's much slower going when you have nothing at all on the cloth and have to count out over bare threads with no reference points. Whoever tries to tell you that counted thread work is easy has clearly never really tried it.