Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015

January DESIGN

Since I can't be late to post for my own SAL, here's my DESIGN post for January.

What project are you talking about this month?

My project this month is Dark Force by Tilton Crafts/Shelley Lee. Since I plan to keep this as my main focus piece for 2015, it only seems fitting to start the year of with it! The artist behind this is Tsuneo Sanda, Sadly, Tilton Crafts no longer sells this pattern, but you can still see the full picture on his homepage. The finished measurements are 300x459 stitches spread over 30 pages of pattern, and I'm stitching it on 22ct hardanger fabric, so it will be about 14 x 21".



Have you stitched a project by this designer before?

No, this was my first pattern by Tilton Crafts - and I owe it mostly to my friend Carla, who let me pick one of their patterns as a price for winning a stitching contest last year; otherwise, I might have looked past this awesome designer!


Would you buy/stitch a design by this designer again? Why/Why not?

I totally would, and probably will! While Dark Force was still avaiable, it had a companion piece, Master. I also own the pattern for this one and plan to stitch both of them to hang them side by side.


What made you choose this particular design/designer?

As I already mentioned, the discovery of this designer was mostly thanks to Carla. Choosing a design was quite easy, because I *LOVE* Star Wars, and there aren't a lot of really good Star Wars designs avaiable for stitching.


Did you notice anything that distinguished this designer from others?

Since I have never worked on something of this size before, it's hard for me to compare Tilton Crafts so other designers of the scope, like HAED or Paine Free Crafts - so what I say now doesn't mean that they don't do the same things! But I was totally stunned at how well those color transitions turned out in the stitched piece, I would never have thought that to be possible. And there's suprisingly little confetti as well, I'm trying out parking but I almost never need more than ten colors per block (granted, I think I started in one of the easier pages, but still...)

So that's it for my update, please excuse me as I hurry back to stitching ^_^

Kommentare:

  1. It looks GORGEOUS! And of course, like an idiot, I went to check out Tilton Crafts just to see what else they had. Horrible mistake. I can no longer be trusted to look at crafting sites. Fortunately I did manage to close the page out before I purchased anything .......... this time. :-)

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    1. Hehe, yeah, DESIGN and SFS only fit together semi-well...thank god for wish lists!

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  2. It is such an awesome project and you are doing so well too! Keep it up :D

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  3. I'm seriously eager to see how this one turns out! You are making great progress so far which, hopefully, it will continue throughout :D

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    1. I'm doing me best to get more progress in to show; as soon as I'm all caught up I'll have more time for other stuff as well which might do wonders for my motivation :)

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  4. This one is going to be gorgeous, I love Tilton though I haven't got to start the one I already have of theirs. But my wishlist there is a little scary.

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    1. Wishlists tend to do that (become scary), but better them then the shopping basket :3

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  5. This one is going to be gorgeous, I love Tilton though I haven't got to start the one I already have of theirs. But my wishlist there is a little scary.

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  6. You are making great progress. Tilton was not a company/designer I had heard of before. I will skip the temptation of going to look at their site and will NOT show The Hubs this chart... LOL!

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    1. Thank you! Sadly, the chart isn't avaiable anymore, so showing it to him might only lead to disappointment anyways...

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  7. Both of those patterns are spectacular! I've only recently discovered Tilton crafts (and was pleasantly surprised to see an anime/manga option!) but there are some great pieces of artwork on there.

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    1. Yes, they do have some great stuff, and I'm so glad I managed to get both those patterns before they became unavaiable :)

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  8. What a fantastic design! Darth Vader is my favourite Star Wars character and that's a stunning artwork. Thanks for the recommendation on Tilton Crafts. I daren't look...

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    1. Darth Vader is quite awesome, that's why I had to have the pattern...they do have other awesome stuff, but no Star Wars, I'm afraid.

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