This morning when I started Rooster Alphabet, I made a few changes.
This isn’t a change but the designer suggested one strand of floss on 32 count fabric. “To get the light, open texture that you see ..” and he went on to suggest the one strand of floss. I was apprehensive about 1 strand of cotton floss on 32 count but thought I would try it on one row of the alphabet and see what I thought.
I like it and don’t think it looks too sparse at all. I am using 32 count Lugana instead of linen and that may make a difference. Speaking of Lugana, I have never used it and I love it. It almost has a spongey feel to it. With linen, I find there’s such a fine line between my threads being too loose and feeling like I’m pulling them so tight the threads in the linen are distorted. With the Lugana, I like the way the stitches look. From what I’ve seen, there isn’t a huge color selection with Lugana like there is with linen.
So, I’m happy with 1 strand of floss on 32 count Lugana.
Second, all those little “flowers” spread out (only picture I have of the front of the chart with me downstairs) meant either carrying my thread farther than I wanted or lots of stops and starts so I’m doing all that a bit differently. I think in the larger open area between the last two ros of alphabet and the rooster, I’ll stitch “2021”. To the right of the rooster’s feet, I’ll add my initials.
Also, I’m going to stitch a “border above and below the alphabet but probably not add any of the “flowers” otherwise. You can see I started the border above the alphabet. I will stitch more of it after I finish the “E”, which is the last letter on that row.
This should be a fairly quick stitch.
Back to the Lugana fabric, for those of you who use it AND linen, what do you think about the Lugana vs. the line?
For any of you Aida users, have you tried Lugana and if so, what did you think about it?