I’m always thrilled to see a project stitched with Colour Complements threads and today’s post features a contempoary cross-stitch design that uses traditional stitching methods BUT with a twist which I’ll explain further below.

This pattern was designed by my friend, Teresa. She has an Etsy shop called Screaming Heart Design where she offers unique and alternative cross-stitch patterns. She started cross-stitching in 1999 as a way to pass time when flying. In 2015, she started making her own patterns. She likes to bring cross-stitching into the modern age in her words “with an unusual twist on ordinary and subversive patterns”.  

She is inspired by pop culture, memes, literary quotes and geometry. You will see this reflected in her designs.

I don’t know about you but I’ve always had a fascination with string art but have yet to attempt any. It excited me to see Teresa’s post above on Instagram some time ago.  

How this Contemporary Cross-Stitch Pattern Was Created

The design above is stitched on 25-count Evenweave (hand-dyed by The Stitchy Ferret) in an 8-inch hoop. The back of the design has been photographed to show Teresa’s spirograph technique for finishing her hoops. The techniques does not necessitate the use of glue so she, therefore, does not need to be concerned with loose edges. When this technique is complete you can actually remove the outer hoop as the fabric is stretched evenly around the inner hoop.

If you would like to experiment with this technique yourself, you can find a great video HERE.

For the finishing technique, she has used 2 strands of Colour #120 floss and opted for this colour as it mirrored the colours in the fabric.

Make sure you visit Screaming Heart Design. You are sure to find some great designs that you will want to stitch.

Thank you, Teresa.

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