Monday, September 26, 2011

A Gem from Down Under

Carol Young's back with a new design from Australia, Nile Jewels. We think it's a real beauty! And with a design size of 6.5" x 6.5", it's another nice portable project that you can take with you anywhere you think you'll have a few moments to stitch.

This colorway is based on Caron Collection's Waterlilies in Nefertiti, a favorite. We just love those purples and teals! She's offered an alternative muted colorway that has a totally different feel.

You could also work up a monochromatic colorway for this that would evoke another feeling. The possibilities are endless.

Originally conceived and taught as a three-square class piece, the intention was that the students would add the other two squares at home. The master chart shows the three squares taught in class; the layout gets revised for the five-square design. Carol explains everything in clear, detailed instructions with nice, large stitch diagrams.

Carol has reduced the price of her earlier design, Twisted Threads, so check it out while you're over at Scarlet Thread.