SAL – Project Fraktur Hex #1

This is my first post on my newest project, Modern Folk Embroidery’s Fraktur Hex.

The original design photo showed the entire project stitched in blue.

I knew I would get bored only stitching the same color so I have switched up the color scheme.

Just the single outside border was 1072 stitches! It’s a very big project.

I have gotten a lot done in 3 weeks. Here is where I ended last night.

I can’t wait to watch this project develop and so far I am really liking the colors. Though I am still not sure of the pink.

Please visit the other members’ blogs to see what they are working on. I am going to check them out now!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie

We welcome back Connie to the group but hope that Helen will be back soon. We will miss you Clare it was fun seeing your projects!

See you in three weeks! -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

25 thoughts on “SAL – Project Fraktur Hex #1

  1. Phew — I’m with the others, very brave to stitch the outline first! I think I would have lost my mind from all the counting. Looking forward to seeing this project grow, and I love that you’re changing the monochromatic design!

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    1. It is huge and I am stitching it without a hoop or loom because I dont want it hopelessly wrinkled. It’s my biggest challenge yet because I have never stitched on anything other than 16 ct aida and this is 28 count linen πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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      1. I love stitching on linen. Once you get used to it, I bet you’ll prefer it. It looks so much nicer and I think the feel of it as you’re stitching is definitely nicer, especially if you’re not using a frame.

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  2. Beautiful project and such a great start! I bet you were so happy that border matched up πŸ™‚ The shade of blue is so lovely. Looking forward to seeing this one grow!

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  3. Oh, how pretty! It is going to be a lovely piece. I don’t do counted cross stitch, so I don’t know if this would work…but could you add a small amount of a darker pink to the underparts of the petal? Or carry the green just up the side of the base of the petal?

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  4. I couldn’t find where to leave a comment on your 20 for 20 post (duh) which I found interesting reading. I love hearing about the daily life that we lead. You have wonderful goals and seem to accomplish so much really. But to your piece…that’s a lot of stitches and all of them perfect! What thread count is the linen?

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