So, we have all seen the lovely hand-dyed silks by Vikki Clayton, right? It's been a bit of a recurring theme in this blog. One of the hardest things for a stitcher, can be to visualize what a variegated thread will look like when it's all stitched up. When Vikki decided that an old firehouse in Pennsylvania was going to be a new retail location for her silk business, it was only natural that she needed some examples for the walls.
Carol in Edmonton, AB, stepped in to help her out. This is Ink Circles's Growth Rings (available in the March/April 2009 Just Cross Stitch magazine.) Carol used HDF Indigo Ocean and Ricordia on 28 ct Monaco.
Not that these silks don't sell well on their own, but this sure makes a nice hook.
These are both fun little pieces that can be done as monochromes or polychromes. They'd be a great way to try a new color or use some of those left over bits of silk, or Detritus Bags (for those like me who collect those HDF carrots.)
So, if you're in the neighborhood gathering silk skeins, you can see Carol's pieces in person!