Epic Pokemon Cross-stitch Update 26/07/16
Just because I haven’t posted, doesn’t mean I haven’t been crafting! I’ve been messing about with yarn a bit, learning a few new techniques, and have been prepping to try a pair of socks…..but mostly I pulled out the old Epic Pokemon Cross-stitch and have been playing with that. My latest slog at it has ticked off quite a few Pokemon, over a page and a half of A4 sized pattern, and a lot of tv show catch up while I’ve been at it. Just finished watching The Flash!
Check out these new guys below.
I must admit that the release of Pokemon Go inspired me to get back into doing this, and get out of the house and walk about 😉 Regardless of the people hatin’ on it, it’s only inspired me and that’s a good thing. I found it amusing that on the day I finished Tentacool, I hatched one out of an egg.
So, I’ve just realised that a whole bunch of the cross-stitch hasn’t been recorded, so I guess I’ll have to provide a progress report with the next one. I’m over halfway to completion which gives me the feeling that one day I’ll actually finish this!
When I returned to this project, I had it set up on the below lap frame. The aida cloth was stitched onto the cloth around those horizontal rods, and then wound up to provide a taut surface on which to stitch. What I found though, was I hadn’t put it on quite straight, so the sides were looser than the middle. It’s almost impossible to stitch on fabric that isn’t taut.
I also found that this was super unwieldy. I had used the longest horizontal rods provided so that I could get the entire width of the Pokemon cross-stitch to display, but this meant the frame was wider than my legs when I was sitting and it either kept slipping off or my arms would ache having to reach around this enormous frame and my stitching speed was abysmally slow. I eventually gave up and went back to my old round frame.
I’ll give the lap frame another go in the future with the smaller rods and see if that helps. I sure hope it does.
I better leave you for now and head into the kitchen to make my pasta sheets for chicken and mushroom ravoli for dinner (YUM!) and then I guess I’ll start on my next pokemon and queue up some Arrow episodes. 🙂
Until next time, have fun!