Okay Robin - here's your close ups...
It's all 28 count - some jobelan, lugana, and cashel. I knew that the lugana and jobelan would not dye as deep or as mottled. I had never stitched on cashel, let alone, washed, dyed and pulled wonky and out of shape cashel.
It might help if you know the patterns I was planning to put on it - then you can picture just how far off I might be. So consider those old Lavender and Lace angels - there were seasons with wings. I am trying for Winter and Autumn here. So - blues, and then deep greens.
And the Courtney- Knightmare, knights helmet. That was the grays...
There was the Jenny Bean Halloween - the house and graveyard - it says vintage barley - which was the same dmc number as the marbled clay in the photo - it sucks, and I knew it might Clay is something on the tires, not something I want to stitch on.
The piece with the patterns on it - that's PTP Wren cashel 28 ct. It is what the LaDDa calls for - but it's much darker. It does look like it would be a match for the Spring pattern. Looks exactly like that photo - but that not what they call out either.
Bottom center - clay marbled jobelan 28 ct -not really a Jenny Bean Halloween fit.
That gray in the corner - oh - that looks exactly like the LaDDa photo - it's Dense Fog jobelan.
Dense Fog Jobelan 28ct. I thought maybe Knightmare - but it's at least the LaDDa - I like the cover photo.
The Pink - that's PTP Diva - in Lugana 28 ct. I wanted the wine version - Huntress - but it was backordered so this was the pink version -Diva.
And you can see that the Nocturn looks more dark than a winter angel should be. And black against it - probably not, too dark. It's all lovely - but sometimes not for what I have in mind.
I'll give you a list of what I now have coming from PTP fabrics
I ordered that stupid PTP wine colored Huntress in cashel.
And Doubloon lugana,
And Dapple lugana,
And Sand lugana,
And Legacy lugana.
And Brash lugana,
and I just got the email that my PTP Huntress in lugana shipped today.
The photo fabrics all came from 1,2,3 Stitch, except the Wren which was ABC Stitch.
I know the PTP on lugana will not be as deep or mottled. But I know I might find it more comforting to stitch on. I'm looking forward to seeing what they send me... And if it's slightly lighter - I'm fine with that idea. Wren in lugana might be the answer to darker dye lots at the moment. But I am not in a hurry - the patterns aren't here- the floss isn't here.
That's the end of the fabric for today... back to stitching...
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