I am still doing tapestries, slowly. I had seen tapestries with close-ups of flowers, and been attracted by them, so when I saw this kit, very reasonably priced in a charity shop, I didn't hesitate to buy it. The yarn was Anchor pure wool, in skeins.
Stitching it was not as nice as I had anticipated. I like doing large areas in a single colour, but I think I was too close to appreciate the picture. The finished cushion looks much nicer at a distance. Also, the pale colours soon looked soiled, despite washing my hands each time before taking it up. I washed the canvas before adding the backing. I did the stitching without a frame, and I was pleased that it slanted just slightly.
It took me a long time to get around to doing the backing. I used the same yellow patterned Laura Ashley fabric (a 4m length from a charity shop) as on other cushions. My cushions have long pointed corners. I think it is because of the synthetic stuffing in the pads I buy from John Lewis.
Now I have the Single Iris tapestry to look forward to.
Stitched 1 August 2014 to 6 June 2015