Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Manifesto - Started it Today

With all of the talk about Scarlet Letter's Manifesto, I figured I would jump into fray!

Since the whole piece is stitched, I thought it would be the right opportunity to do a "big" silk gauze piece! So, I purchased the chart, a large piece of 40 count silk gauze (14 inches by 19 inches) and mounted it on stretcher bars. I locked it in my Lowery Stand and I was cooking with gas today!

I used over 120 tacks to get this puppy mounted! I will be stitching this piece only on Sundays! I have several other Sampler SAL's I am committed to...

Here is a close-up of what I have done so far.  I put my needle minder next to it so you could get an idea of the size of the sun!

It is going to take a very, very long time to complete it piece, but I will try to make slow and steady progress one Sunday at a time!

Happy Stitches,



Margaret said...

Thanks for posting the details of the silk gauze and your stretcher bars. I was contemplating doing the silk gauze route too, and had also thought of stretcher bars. Nice to know what size to buy if I decide to go that route. I'm still not sure though. How is the AVAS fitting in the 40ct silk gauze? Is it tight? It looks great!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Holly,
Congrats on getting started on Manifesto! I can't believe how much you got done in one morning!
PS: I'd love to have you join my blog at

HollyXSing said...

Margaret. I am using DMC not was a little too pricey. So far the DMC is working great. I am using a 28 tapestry needle and that is fine. I had thought of using a #1- beading, but so far the #28 is great.

Chris said...

This is going to be amazing Holly!
Gorgeous start!

Kathy said...

Holly, I'm also thinking if I stitch this I'll be following your choice and going with the silk gauze. It's looking great already. Hope you have a lot of fun stitching this one!

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Nicola said...

I feel so inspired Holly to try silk gauze but on a small pictorial. I will be folloiwng your progress with great interest.