Just a little project update today, to prove that I really do embroider now and then!
Here’s my update on the Hungarian Redwork Runner, which is coming along slowly… but at least it’s coming along.
I’m working the “inside ends” first, and then I’ll work the outside design all around the runner. Just to recap on the stitches and supplies: I’m using Alba Maxima linen, DMC perle cotton #8 and coton a broder cutwork thread #25, both in color 321. For stitches, only two: Hungarian braided chain stitch and chain stitch.
You’ll see different weights in the lines of the design. The Hungarian braided chain stitch worked in perle cotton makes a heavier line, and the regular chain stitch worked in coton a broder makes a lighter line. I’ll also be working regular chain stitch in perle cotton and Hungarian braided chain stitch in coton a broder on the outside design.
One thing that I really like about this project is the folky-ness of the design. It’s homey and happy and warm. Stitching the project makes me happy – it’s perfectly relaxing stitching. It’s been a while since I’ve worked a project like this just for fun.
Another thing that I like? It’s easy to transport! No frames, no hoops, everything just folds up and slides into a pouch.
And now you know – I actually do stitch once in a while!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the project, feel free to leave them below. You can also read the backstory and see the project develop step-by-step by visiting the Hungarian Redwork Runner project index, where links to all articles relating to this project are listed chronologically.
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