Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New start progress pic!

I started a new project!  I had my largest scroll frame open after I finished La Belle Dame Sans Merci so I chose something that would make the best use of the size:  Supersized Farewell to Anger MC from HAED.

Before you ask, yes, I am crazy.  Oh wait, you want to know what Supersized and MC mean?  Okay.  Supersized means that the longest side, in this case the top/bottom, is maxed out at 999 stitches.  The overall size is 999 x 660 for a total of 659,340 stitches.

MC stands for Max Colors (or Colours for my UK readers).  On this chart the MC means 240 colors are used.  See, I told you I was crazy!

It gets better (or worse)!  In order to fit this on my 30" (76.2cm) scroll frame, I did the calculations and figured out I need to stitch it on 40ct. to get it to fit without stitching it sideways.  Yes, I've done that before and it's not hard, but I did want to keep the finished size manageable so I wouldn't have to spend a fortune on framing.

Sunday night, I finished the first page!  Only 90 more to go!

I meant to put a coin on the fabric for a size reference but I forgot to grab one.  The stitched area is 2" (50.8cm) wide x 2.45" (6.22cm) high which is smaller than a standard sized business card.

I should mention that I'm doing this in half stitches with one strand because, after all, it is 40ct.  I did start out doing full crosses but I found it too hard to see where the missing stitches were so I restarted in half stitches.

Since I finished this page, that means next up in my rotation is God Speed.  

Happy Stitching!



Leigh said...

I'm in complete awe at such an undertaking!

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh, wow! I love the Afremov designs and think they probably need the MC to really shine...but super size as well? Crazy woman! You made a great start, though. Half stitches surely are the right choice on the 40ct, you can't even tell the difference in the picture.

Renee said...

Wow! I love Farewell to Anger. The Supersize one would take me a lifetime. I cannot wait to see yours come together! It's off to a beautiful start!