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December 22, 2015



Wow, this is beautiful! You are really getting this down. It is always funny to hear myself describe something as tedious because, of course, all this stitchy stuff we do is tedious. Also, gotta say, the "love the British" photos are great - and we are going to have to share Mr. Nansen! So handsome!

Sandie in Sydney

I've got this chart too, from a magazine, and it is on my 'to do' list - you have really inspired me, yours is beautiful!! I want to do it on silk gauze, so it will come out much smaller. I have tried that method of stitching the 3rd row together with the hem of the carpet as well, and like you I found it wasn't really worth the effort. I use the overstitching method of finishing the edge (the Janet Granger method) on her kits and it works well in wool, as you suggest might be the case. For finer counts I also often overcast using the DMC I stitch the rest of it with and it works well on 30 hpi or higher silk gauze. Where will you use this carpet?

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