I found these great stitching questions over at Bonnie’s blog, and I thought it would be fun to answer them.
1) Which fabric do you most prefer?
I really love Belfast, but I usually buy Lugana.
2) What is your favorite fabric count?
32 count is my go-to. But, if something has a lot of beads, I often use 28 since the beads sit nicer.
3) What colour fabric do you most enjoy stitching on?
It depends on the design. White is nearly always good. Confederate grey is probably my favourite colour. I also really like most of the colours from Enchanting Lair since her hand-dyeds are crazy. I really, really don’t like crazy hand-dyed fabric. I think most of it is too loud, and makes the design look dated.
4) What is your favorite fibre?
I like plain ole’ DMC. I also enjoy stitching with Dinky Dyes and Gloriana.
5) How many of the 450 DMC Colours do you own?
You mean 472, included the variegated? I have all of them, including the newly released colours.
6) Of your last 5 projects — how many used DMC/Anchor as the main floss?
The last five projects I’ve picked up include: two Christmas gifts (DMC for both of them), my Torah piece (DMC), Into the Deep from PR (DMC) and Ink Circle’s Namaste (DMC).
7) Of the last 5 projects, if you didn’t use DMC/ANCHOR — what did you use?
I wish I could remember all the projects I worked on. I know that the Victoria Sampler 12 Days of Christmas bellpull uses a bunch of different silks, and I used some Watercolours for the Dragon Dreams coin purse. Other than that, I don’t remember.
8) What needles do you prefer?
9) What is the UGLIEST design you’ve encountered?
Oh… Well, I won’t name names, but I really think the super primitive designs are not great at all. Especially when they sell for $8 and you could easily stitch them from the picture.
10) What is the most BEAUTIFUL design you’ve encountered?
Oh, goodness. There are many beautiful designs. But, if I had to pick one, it would be Teresa Wentzler’s Rapunzel.
I’ll post the rest of the questions tomorrow. If you decide to answer the questions too (or if you already have), leave a comment so I can check them out!