One of the pieces for my last year’s Lake District textile holiday journal was a piece of whitework, inspired by one of the pillowcases at Blackwell, an amazing Arts and Crafts house near Windermere. It was going pretty well, I thought.
And then it stalled so I took it away with me over New Year to finish. It was a quick and easy finish and I was so pleased with the middles of the last two leaves I restitched the middle of the first leaf too. Photographed it on the first decent day and…
…shades of off-white. Of course, it was stitched by artificial light and under artificial light, two threads I had looked identical.
But very clearly they were not. Aaaarghh!!! To leave or to restitch? It’s only a sample piece for my journal, so I’m minded to leave it, but talk about frustrating!