Stash Box Reveal - May 2023
This month's pattern is called Ride The Wave. It'll fit a 6 inch hoop, but I think it'll also look really nice in a frame. We're stitching with variegated floss again this month and I'm also writing a blog about different ways to work variegated floss for cross stitch so that you're able to make some decisions about how you want your piece to look.
There are a few things you should know about this pattern...
First of all, it was initially designed to be sewn with tent stitch as part of the book I started writing last year. I have the text tent stitched on canvas in various sizes and colours. While I might pick up writing that book again, I think I'd like a fresh start, so I'm excited to bring a few of those patterns to Stash Box, as I still love them a lot!
Second, I have messed about with the variegated thread A LOT! it means I'm ridiculously behind with the sample, but I'll have it done in the next couple of days and I'll add a couple more pics to this post. I'm also still back and forth over the backstitch, so even the mock-up is incomplete until I get in there with needle and thread.
Ride the Wave is a very appropriate title indeed!
This month's box comes with:
- Four skeins - 322, 722, 743 and variegated 93
- 6 inch Elbesee embroidery hoop
- 16 count white Zweigart aida
- Felt for backing your project
- Card DMC branded bobbins
If you opt for the Deluxe Box, you'll also receive:
- Blue 14 count aida 15cm square
- A second piece of backing fabric
- A Kate Blandford thread parker needle minder! The one shown here is black, but Kate is busy cutting them from some gorgeous shimmery white marble acrylic I sent her, JUST FOR YOU!
- Laser cut and engraved bobbins in lieu of the DMC card ones
If you're a Stash Box or Bobbin Box subscriber who wants to upgrade for one month only, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll sort that out for you.
Sign up for a single box or subscription here - ships from 23 May. Stash Box subscriptions are £12.50 (£14.50 for a single box) and Deluxe Box subscriptions are £20.00 (£22.00 for a single box) with shipping included.
If you're late to the party and want to bag a past box, you can get one here.