Here’s all you need to know about how/where to find A Changed World.
First, I never mind answering questions but, believe it or not, there are times I step away from the internet. Often, I mention some important info .. ok .. I never say anything important, but often I’ll share a link in the first few posts when I mention something so if you’re looking for something and I haven’t responded quickly enough, you may want to go back through other posts and see if I included more info in the first post when I mentioned something. Also, readers . . feel free to jump in on the comments and answer questions if you see someone has asked and I haven’t responded or even if I’ve responded but not in enough detail.
As of now, the only place I think you can get A Changed World by The Scarlette House is from Silver Needle in Tulsa. Tanya, The Scarlett House lady, was there last week doing a retreat and I’m so sad I missed it, but she left some of the charts with Silver Needle. I think her plan was to begin sending them out to shops or to her distributor to send out to shops once she got back home. So, if I wanted it really badly, I would call Silver Needle and ask if they still have the chart, give them all your info and they’ll send it to you. They’re a great shop. I’ve ordered from them . . enough times that I highly recommend them.
I wanted to use silk and I wanted to use 36 count fabric and I don’t think the Au Ver A Soie 100/3 adequately covers on 36 count and I prefer a bit of sparseness (is that a word?) rather than total coverage. I wrote to Cathe at Needle in a Haystack and asked if she would do a conversion to Soie d’Alger. I am not a regular customer there (I will be now) but she was super. She was fast, she was helpful and the Soie d’Alger floss is on its way to me. I think it was about $75 for all the silk floss. There was one they were out of and ordered so it may end up being $80 by the time I get it all. If you want to use Soie d’Alger, you can call Needle in a Haystack and, I doubt they remember me but if you say “Send me what Judy Laquidara ordered for A Changed World”, they can probably find my order.
When I’m ordering silks, I try to use the called for fabric because in order for the floss to show up, I feel like I have a better shot at getting it all right if I used the same fabric. I don’t mind ordering an extra four skeins of DMC at 60 cents a skein if the #829 floss blends in to the fabric but when the silks are $5 to $7 per skein, I’d rather not order more than I need. Second, I figured this chart is going to be immensely popular so the called for fabric would be impossible to find once the charts hit the stores. It’s 36 count baked clay by Fox & Rabbit. I ordered mine from Kitten Stitcher but they’re already sold out. Hollis Hands Create (Etsy) has it as of now. I order from them fairly often and they’re a great seller.
I’m sure the charts will be corrected but the one I got has a mark through on the back. The correct design size is 9″ x 14-1/4″ on 36 count. The stitch count is 161W x 255H.
The minimum size fabric I would order would be 14″ x 19-1/2″. That’s 2-1/2″ on all sides (check my math!) but if you use a professional framer, they may require more. From Hollis Hands Create, if your’re getting 36 count and you order 1, you’re going to get a piece that is 13″ x 17″ which is too small, so you have to order 2, which will be 17″ x 26″.
Even if you use 40 count, the 13″ x 17″ piece is going to be just a tad too small. So . . pay close attention to the fabric you order but if you want the same fabric the designer used . . do not wait to order it.
One Last Thing:
I will probably start mine the middle of August or whenever I finish the last Cross Stitch Camp project. I hate to even call it a stitch along because I’ve failed at every stitch along I’ve particpated in but if some of you get it and we can all have a day where we share our progress or something . . nothing formal. No one will hold your feet to the fire – especially since I’m so awful at staying on track. Just let me know if you want to do something together.