Just popping in this morning with a brief project update – I finished one end of the Hungarian Redwork Runner! Yep, the project creepeth along, but a little creeping here, and little creeping there, and eventually, the embroidery on this thing will be finished!
Here’s one completed end! I’m so glad this only has two ends!
This is where we were the last time, so you can see that the outside element on the right is now finished, and the inside triangles that flatten out the lower edge there are also filled. Pretty good progress, for working (literally) in 15 minute bouts of stitching.
My threads are holding out, but I suspect I will need one more skein of coton a broder 25 in the red. I ordered five skeins and thought I was being generous! So far, I’ve used about two and a quarter skeins. I was hoping I’d make it to the halfway mark with only 2.5 skeins down, but no such luck. I’ve used surprisingly less perle cotton #8 than I thought, though. I just emptied the first ball. At this point, I’d say a fair estimate of thread for the project includes 6 skeins of coton a broder 25 and three balls of perle cotton #8.
Now, to creep towards the half-way point!
How are your projects going so far in 2013? Any finishes yet? Wherever you are, whatever you’re working on, I hope it’s bringing you much pleasure and satisfaction!
Enjoy your weekend!
If you want to follow the Hungarian Redwork Runner project from start to finish, you can find all the articles related to it arranged in a chronological list under the Hungarian Redwork Runner project index. There, you’ll find the free pattern for this project, as well as information on the materials and stitches used.