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Quaker Diamonds

Rosewood Manor : Quaker Diamonds

calls for Valdani floss, however, I’m using Weeks Dye works and Gentle Arts threads. In comparison, Gentle Arts is a thicker thread that covers 25 ct (2 over 2) very nicely.

Weeks Dye works thread has a more delicate look… not as subtle

I also dipped parts of the cloth in a tea mixture… to give it that aged look. My first time dyeing fabric. The fabric I used was 25 count lugana. I like this fabric much better than linen.

This design was so pleasing to the eye. I finished it in a matter of two weeks. I also framed it, which is something I rarely do.

 

 

 

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