Cross stitch with Loominous!

I loved the idea of using the Illuminated Graph design from Anna Maria Horner‘s new Loominous collection for cross stitch and I finally decided to give it a go! I’ve done cross stitch one other time in a class with Sophie Simpson from What Delilah Did and I loved it, so it only took a quick refresher using Sophie’s tutorial to get me ready to stitch again.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery

Loominous is a beautiful yarn-dyed woven collection and we have the Illuminated Graph design in four gorgeous colours. This was a pleasure to cross stitch on, in part because it didn’t require good natural light and I could thus stitch away in the evening whilst binge-watching Last Week Tonight.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery

I chose a design from Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson. This is a fabulous all-around embroidery book with tonnes of information and ideas for embellishing different types of projects with various embroidery stitches. This design was meant for a napkin, but I thought it would work well for my plans too!

Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson at The Village Haberdashery

Photo from Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson

 

A 10″ embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, the four recommended colours of DMC embroidery thread and a fat quarter of Illuminated Graph in Fog and I was good to go! I ended up using two skeins (I fell just short with one) of the main colour, in case you decide to try this design too.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery

Here is a close up of my stitches as I was getting started. Using such a large grid really eats the thread and you have to change it often, but it’s also super fast!

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery

And here is the final result! After much debate I decided to cut off the excess fabric. I probably won’t make it into a cushion and I think it looks lovely hanging in the hoop.

Loominous by Anna Maria Horner at The Village Haberdashery

If you try cross stitch with Loominous please do share your pics with us on Instagram using the tag #tvhhaul so we can find them! I’d love to see!

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