Skyscape is done, pressed and framed! Hooray!
Admittedly, the frame is not a perfect fit, but it’s good enough for now. I found it lying around in a pile of spares, and I really can’t be doing with trying to get a custom sized one at the moment. Here’s a close up of the details in the beading and metallics to distract you from the poor framing ;D :
I’ve put it up in a hallway with my Bioshock poster, and another print in similar colours, and I’m pretty pleased with how it looks:
Please excuse the horrible wallpaper, my apartment is a rental so I can’t change it no mater how much I want to!
As usual, I’m going to sum up my experience with this kit in case any readers are planning to buy from the same company or designer. The kit is ‘Skyscape’ by Classic Embroidery, and the designer is Barbara Thompson
Here’s a look at the kit contents – Anchor threads, a silver metallic, some opalescent beads, 14 count aida and 3 needles, for cross stitch, backstitch and beading respectively:
- Really good quality materials, even the metallic thread was a pleasure to stitch with.
- I adore the designs in the series, art deco is one of my favourite styles and I think they’re really unique and unusual. They look really modern and elegant displayed in a home compared to some of the more traditonal / old fashioned designs available.
- Super simple to follow chart in a large print, with an easy-to-read key and symbols.
- It was very fun to stitch and quick to complete, with lots of large areas of the same colour.
- Very detailed instructions, ideal for cross stitch beginners
- Great customer service from the team at Classic Embroidery
- Nowhere near enough silver metallic thread provided, I ran out less than halfway through the project. However, one quick email to Classic Embroidery and there was a brand new skein posted to me free of charge. There was plenty of all the other materials.
- Black and white only chart – not that colours would have helped me much, but I know some people prefer it!