This new project is titled Galaxy. It is a Kathy Rees design. Her designs can be seen at www.needledelights.com . This is a large design. I have it on 16″ X 24″ stretcher bars. It only called for 16″ X 22″ stretcher bars but I did not have 22″ so I used my 24″. It really looks hugh compared to the small pieces I have been doing. There are nearly a dozen colorways to choose from. I went to my LNS after my ANG meeting in Tucson on the 20th and looked at the Watercolors that each colorway was based on. I chose one called Rainforest. It is a fall colorway.
To begin I had to create a large grid to aid in the counting of the various areas. My DH thought I was doing a design made up of lots of squares, each 24 threads by 24 threads. I explained that on a large design it just made the counting easier.
Shown here are the first two squares, The first is done and the second one still has a neutral filling. There are two Watercolors used in the first square. One is a dark Watercolor and the other is a light Watercolor. One thing that I like about this project is that there is a lot of pearl cotton (no laying) 🙂 There are four colors of Belle Soie, which is wonderful to work with and does require laying.
I am currently working in the lower right corner. I hope Kathy doesn’t mind my posting the color photo from her chart. I wanted you to see the full project. My colors are not the ones shown. This project is being done on 18ct eggshell canvas.