Oops - I made a mistake and misread the amount of pages listed in the pattern. It was 10 pages and 28 colors. 10 pages of straight text is still quite a lot - it sure felt like 28!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This was a challenge.
Peyote is my favorite beading stitch. I like the way all the beads nestle into their little spots and it's usually easy to see if I've missed a stitch or run into some other sort of trouble. I made this piece for my mom. The pattern was 28 pages long! 28 pages! And it was only offered as a text pattern - no pictures. Often patterns for items such as this are a picture chart, similar to that of counted cross-stitch. It was a really fun project to work on because it was challenging. The further away from this piece that you are, the easier it is to see the woman's face. That proved to be another challenge; while working on the piece up close the face is so subtle that I couldn't see it emerging. I kept asking my husband if he could see a face because I couldn't see anything but rows of colors. Without having a picture to compare it to, I had to have a lot of faith that it was going to work out. I'd say this took me around 12 hours to complete. My mom had it framed, so it looks a bit nicer than the photo below.