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So Frustrating … by Heritage Stitchcraft

Copyright Peter Underhill, Heritage Stitchcraft, 2002.

So frustrating ... by Heritage Stitchcraft

Chart: This Heritage Stitchcraft chart is printed on a double-sided, folded A3 sheet of paper. The design is printed twice on the inside of the chart, once with the cross and fractional stitches only, the other showing the backstitch.  The design is composed mainly of fractional stitches, so the symbols are quite small. Heritage Stitchcraft designs use a variety of fractional stitches including vertical half stitch, horizontal half stitch and straddled full stitch as well as the more popular three-quarter stitch. Diagrams are provided for these uncommon stitches.

Stitches: Pattern uses whole cross stitch, fractional stitches, backstitch and longstitch.

Materials: DMC stranded cotton. Stitched on 27ct “White” evenweave.

Designer’s Notes: Life can be so frustrating.

Why I was attracted to this design: Oh I love Tiddles.  I think there may be a couple of others in the stash somewhere. This is definitely my sense of humour – poor Tiddles :)  My Nanna used to name all of her cats Tiddles.

So why haven’t I stitched it?  I bought this chart from a Stitches and Craft Show when I was living in Perth.  At the time I had a strict rotation going with my stitching and had no room in to start Tiddles immediately.  He then got lost in the stash, as so did many other designs.

Where can you buy it? This design is still in print and can be specially ordered by your LNS or ONS of choice. Heritage Stitchcraft sells their designs in charts or kit form only dependent upon where in the world you are. I think I got really lucky finding this one in chart form.  For a kit, you should pay around $20.00 (US) or £11.63 (UK).

Discussion questions: Although design is fully stitched, the background is stitched with only one thread and the border is ragged so the background will be visible.  Also the background is clearly visible around the wording.  So fabric colour is important – would you stitch this on white?  Or something different such as a cream or antique white?  I’ll be stitching on 28ct instead of hunting down the 27ct called for in the kit, so I’m wondering which of the usual suspects to use?

Project Status:

22 Mar 2012 – Confused on fabric