Is Bigger Better?

nelsons victory needlepoint quilt block featuring glorian duchess pele and red barn yarns wool, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m.perry

I mostly do small projects (even 4 x6 is big for me). My friend Doreen mostly does big projects (she’s stitching a headboard).

I think stitchers tend to like one thing or another.

What camp are you in? Let me know in the comments.

Comments

  1. Karen Robinson says

    A headboard??? I about choked…lol. I’m in awe. I lean toward the smaller projects also. I’m just starting a 9.5 x 9.5 needlepoint and working on a 4 x 4 cross stitch. While I think they are gorgeous, I don’t see myself ever doing a rug or headboard.

  2. says

    I apparently was hard-wired for big projects! I’ve completed one 4′ x 6′ rug, which I designed from scratch; am maxing out my 40″ canvas on a large peacock, which I’m designing as I go, have one Art Deco-style rug on the boards… It’s hard for me to design to smaller spaces, because I love to convert those pixels into real ornamental detail. It’s great practice to squeeze the detail into smaller spaces, though, and I admire people who can do it well. Anything smaller than 18″ just seems unnatural to me!

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