Allow me introduce myself shortly. I’m Sibille and I have just taken the editorial position for the Needlework section. Am very excited about this. I love needlework. You can create such beautiful, personal things with it, and you never run out of gift ideas. I believe there is something for everyone.
I love to find and try out new materials. Hardanger embroidery is my favourite, and with all those wonderful high quality threads around there is just not enough time in the day to try it all. Have you checked lately Vikki Clayton’s Silks? She has absolutely stunning colours and such a great range of materials, you’re overwhelmed. Vikki has an autoshipping program, which ships once a month. This floss of a month assortment contains 20 skeins with 20 different colours. After a while you’ll have the complete colour range. I think it’s a great idea, and not that expensive.
Why not try and change colour schemes? So many see charts they really like, but don’t buy because the colours don’t fit their home or taste. Don’t be afraid the change the colour scheme. If you don’t like the red scheme, but prefer green, be daring, purchase the pattern, hop onto the Internet and check which green colours would fit this design. Just be careful not to change the contrast.