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Colour Streams by The World of S

Copyright Sharon Carlton, The World of S, date unknown.

Colour Streams by The World of S

Chart: This The World of S chart is printed over 6 Letter/A4 pages, with each page including a 2-row overlap. The symbols are printed small but as each motif is composed of only one or two colours, the chart is quite easy to follow.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole Cross Stitch only.  This design can be stitched one-over-one or two-over-two.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton. Stitched on 32ct “Cream” evenweave.

Designer’s Notes: None.

Why I was attracted to this design: This is another of the designs where I was attracted by the colour combinations; I love greens and I love The World of S designs.

So why haven’t I stitched it?  This is another that has been in the stash a while because the size intimidated me. I saw a version of this stitched two-over-two on 25ct when the design was first released and it seemed huge.  I was daunted!  Looking at it now the stitch count of 205 x 351 is 19 x 28″ or just a tad over a fat quarter, on 32ct so not *that* large in comparison to many others in my stash. It’s definitely time to kit this one up and start stitching!

Where can you buy it? Unfortunately Sharon Carlton of The World of S stopped designing a few years ago.  As she is Australian, I suggest you try looking for her designs on  Otherwise incite me into starting this one soon and I will give you the chart when I finish with it.

Discussion questions:  This design is DMC on Cream with only one colour a DMC variegated. The large vinework motifs three-quarters of the way down the piece are stitched in DMC 53 – Variegated Dark Grey.  I’m thinking of matching the rest of the DMC threads to subtly varied threads such as Carrrie’s or GAST or Weeks, so use the same colours, but with a bit of character to them.  I’m also thinking of stitching the whole design on a pale green, such as a Miracle Mint. What do you think?  Thoughts? Suggestions? comments?  What do you think of the design?

Project Status:
24 Mar 2012 – Thinking about threads and fabric