Daeraie

From Pixel Stitch RPG
Daeraie
Daeraie.png
Guild Magic
Class Cleric
AlignmentChaotic Good
Exp 1600
Skills
Stitch Speed+1
Pattern Design+2
Organization+2
Resourcefulness+8
Studious+4
Stubbornness+2
Creativity+2



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Completed Quests


Quest Turn-in Details
Color SwapDaeraie ColorSwap.jpg2 over 2 on 32 count "Vintage" Belfast Linen ; Pattern
Color TheoryDaeraie ColorTheory.jpgDMC 155, 777, 4514, 3808, 3812, 747
Design: Inspired by ColorDaeraie Design InspiredByColor.jpg"Wonky Ball in Summer Grass" using CosplayXStitch colour theory palette.
Unique TechniquesDiscovered a Tutorial for:How to Make a No Sew Cube
Artist Studies: Durene JonesDaeraie Studies DureneJones.jpgPattern This pattern calls for 3 shades of pink and B5200, I have none of the pinks in my collection, and am not fond of pink either. So I colour swapped everything out to 3891, 3845, 3890, and 747.

What did I learn/observe: As I stitched up the darker of the background colours I felt that the stitches took inspiration from blackwork stitching (a style I have observed but never stitched myself). The top stitching for the butterfly was a challenge. The pattern called for 2 strands, however I think 1 strand would have been sufficient. When I first started the top stitching I did not want to extend a stitch beyond 3, but that ruined the asthetic Durene was going for. When I found a mistake I ripped it all out and started over with doing full lengths if it was a straight line and by golly it looks much better. The process of the backstiching felt messy and all over the place, but turned into a gorgeous butterfly.

Stitched 2 strands over 2 on 32ct Vintage Belfast Linen in the colour Stormy Clouds (doesn't show up in picture, the variation is very subtle even in person)
Stitch SpotDaeraie StitchSpot.jpgI know I said I'd clean it but, the reality is that this is how it usually is. I have 2 workable spaces, when the crap isn't there, but it's my stitching nook and I adore it. When using my large qsnap I balance it in the corner and stitch with 2 hands instead of just one!
Topsy TurvyDaeraie TopsyTurvy.jpgPattern Holy heck in an egg, this quest hurt (in a safe way) Every stitch was a challenge to ensure that it matched with the rest. I'd barely managed to convince my fingers to hold the rhythm, and then I had to take a break, came back and it was a fresh struggle all over again. It was delightful, but wowzers was that hard.
Stash SystemDiscovered organization inspiration:Skein drawers My stash certainly isn't as huge as this person's, but I love the method behind the madness. Each drawer is an easy clear visual as to whether there is thread or no thread, and the numbers are right on the drawers. Personally I would have something like this installed in a closet or other such place to help protect it from the sunshine and damage that way.
Revisit a UFODaeraie RevisitUFO.jpgPattern This Hippocampus has been a tedious piece to work on. I waffled about before starting. Once I started a made a mistake and had to RIP most of it right back out again, so I set it aside. This quest, plus a push from Maha, helped me dive back in and make significant progress. I may actually finish it in the next week or two.
Take InventoryTook inventory of their stash:Threads Spreadsheet I'd recently set up a Google spreadsheet to track all my threads, and then made sure to put them all in the same box system (no kiting!) as I kept buying duplicates of colours because I didn't know if I had them or not. For this quest, I gave the spreadsheet a face lift. I added columns to the DMC tab for Extra Skeins and whether or not I'd created a Swatch. I then added tabs for hand-dyed threads, patterns, and fabrics. Though I have yet to touch the latter two, they're there for when I'm ready to do them. Most of my floss is now in the inventory! Still putting in the duplicates and my latest order.
Unconventional CanvasDaeraie UnconventionalCanvas.jpgI chose the lid of a stiff cardboard box and oh my goodness was that a pain. I started the holes with a sewing pin, then a quilting pin, and then started smacking a few with a thin nail, but that was shredding the cardboard on the reverse side. The holes were a bit tight, but between pliers and stubbornness I got it all done. 2 strands over 1 on... 8ct? The pattern is intended for perlers beads, so I picked out my own colours.
Scissor SoireeDaeraie ScissorSoiree.jpgThe wee red handled scissors are my favourite for when I'm stitching, the the wee blue ones and the metal blue ones had been used as well. The honking big black ones are my kitchens scissors. I know I have pinking scissors... somewhere.... probably with the collection or fabric scissors...
Prepare to DyeDaeraie Prepare to Dye.jpgI tried out Tea Dyeing with Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. I'm debating sticking it back in the can of tea (yes, I used a soup can) to see if it'll go darker. Fabric in photo is still wet and smells edible
International StyleTraveled the world and discovered:I looked at the tags provided and choose the one for German because there is some German blood in my history, somewhere. I stumbled across this creator, Evrosse and was pulled in by a post of a fox-stitch with beads. Further stalking of the profile revealed a gorgeous deer stitch. While Evrosse seems to design and stitch the patterns, Vikdollin_Crossstitch appears to be the one to bring them to life and kit them up. This was fun to do. I picked nearly a dozen different posts and narrowed it down from there. I found the pattern style to be very elegant and with soothing colours, even though some are still bright, they're not jarring to the eyes
Artist Studies: Ink CirclesDaeraie Studies InkCircles.jpgI chose the pattern "Ink Spot #7: Four in the Bush" from 2009

The original pattern was green, and well... green is pretty and all but I like blue better. So I picked a dark blue and flexed my "make my own colour palette" muscles.

I've watched folks post their pieces and comment about "Once I got so far I didn't need the pattern any more" and I remember my first thought being "no way! Should always reference the pattern!" Turns out, everyone else is right! Once I got the first 1/8 of the pattern stitched, it was easy enough to reference what I'd already stitched instead of turning back to the pattern. I'm quite enjoying stitching this. I look forward to taking my time to slowly pick through the rest of the design, sans pattern!
Blackwork ResearchResearched Blackwork and discovered:Semicolon Blackwork I found it fascinating that blackwork was thought to be used to distract the eye from dirt on the cuffs and collars of a garment. Fancy it up and hide the dirt! The stitchwork around the semicolon is beautiful and the proceeds from the pattern itself goes to Project Semicolon.
Bewitching BlackworkDaeraie BewitchingBlackwork.jpgPattern Stitched 1 over 2 on an unlabeled Zweigart sample (possibly 32 count navy blue). Thread is a threadworx 11380. This has been an adventure to stitch up, one that I'm still unsure if I enjoy or not. As I continue to work through this pattern I have ideas I want to try to see if the stitches come out smoother.
Petite PatternsFound a small pattern to stitch:Teensy Sushi Sampler I adore sushi, and Ansitru has a smol sushi pattern! I am excited to work on this next month
Speedy StitchingDaeraie SpeedyStitching.jpgFor this quest, I timed myself doing each individual colour. Unfortuneately I did not have all the colours, so the final 2 colours weren't timed. In the end, 170 stitches were finished in 42 minutes. Pattern
Specialty StudyFound a tutorial:RoguexStitches and I seem to be on the same stitch length for this quest. The Hardanger stitch has been one that's tickled my curiosity since the Durane Jone's Study Quest. So here's Part 2 of the the Hardanger Embroidery Tutorial that Rogue posted.



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