|Mystery #6 "Versatility", Courtesy of Lara Hartley|
Mystery #6 - "Versatility" - is a stitching accessory bag, to be finished in a tri-fold bag, with enough light grey, 23 congress cloth included for you to add a needle case and pin cushion. Threads are overdyed floss, Anchor floss, Lacquered Jewel, metallics, and Japanese Toho beads. The colors are teal and mauve.
Mystery #11 "My Chatelaine" was designed as a companion to this piece and uses the same colors and threads.
|Fibers for Versatility, Photo Courtesy of Lara Hartley|
23-24 count gray Congress cloth, 20x12 inches
Needle Necessities overdyed floss #134*
Lacquered Jewels #429 and #466
Anchor Floss #779, 849, 871 and 873
Japanese Antique Beads #A503 beads (probably Toho brand)
*Lara recommends getting 2-3 skeins of this thread.
|LH's Versatility Underway|
Lara at the "Diet Pepsi and Xanax" blog is stitching this piece in the original colors on a piece of 20 x 12 inch gray congress cloth (using 24 count--I understand you used to be able to get 23 count Congress cloth and sometimes you still find a piece of 23 count but 24 count is usually what is available). Here are her postings, in date order, with a photograph of the threads needed in this first entry. The closeups are wonderful and show the variety of stitches in this piece beautifully.
UPDATE: Lara has removed her blog so I think all the links below are dead. Sorry.
At this point Lara deviated from the instructions, substituting a stitch that was easier in a small space.
She is worried about running out of the Needle Necessities overdyed floss even though she has two skeins.
|LH's Progress, Step 9 Closeup|