TAST9 cross stitch

So this is my stab at the the next tast sampler, cross stitch .

Cross stitch somehow left me uninspired. Maybe because I was generally uninspired this week, so this little scrap was all i did. On the right hand side, there is shading in rice stitch, on the left hand side shading in reversed cross stitch. I found that one in Therese de Dillmont’s Encyclopaedia of needlework. You first do alternatingly one normal cross stitch and one upright cross stitch, then you do a second row, working normal cross stitches over the upright ones and vice versa. The upper thread can be thinner than the other for best effect.

The numbers are my attempt at designing cross-stitched numbers which are as small as possible.

cross stitch scrap

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