Friday, 2 October 2015

September Operation Threadporn Report

This month saw fantastic results for Operation Threadporn, but before I talk statistics, here are the projects!

Firstly there was September's SOTW Hardanger square.  I decided to change things up a bit with my materials by using a chocolate brown lugana rather than my usual white.  I also chose to use a much stroked but lesser used perle in my stash, my only silk #5 perle.  Try as I might I could not get a photo showing the true colours of this piece, but here it is anyway:

September SOTW Hardanger Square
I really like the satin stitch braid border and will try and remember that one for future smalls.
In celebration of the last series of Downton Abbey airing in the UK, I stitched this freebie from The Sampler Girl and *shock horror* actually finished it!  I will add that my baking skills far far outweigh my sewing skills lol!

Tea at Downton 😄!
Loved loved loved using 100% Nina loveliness for this stitch, they made the project extra special!
So how do the Threadporn stats read after all those new starts?
Percentage of hand dyed thread stash used to date: 21.36%
Number of different stitches used to date:                57
Number of finishes to date:                                     33  (10 of which are FFOs)

I've surpassed the 20% mark, which in real terms means for this year I have used well over 200 hand dyed threads in my projects!!  Not sure if I can make it to 25%, but that would be a tidy number to round off the year with.............

Happy Stitching!


  1. Love the thread colours in this piece. Absolutely stunning... again! And if 20% = 200 threads... that's a lot of hand-dyed skeins you've got. Well done for using so many instead of stroking them! :)

  2. 200 hand dyed threads!! Wow! Your finished piece by the way is to die for. I love that purple fabric.

  3. Looks good! I love the colors you used.

  4. another two beautiful ones, great job on that %! HURRAH!

  5. Gorgeous work as always - the silk perle thread colour is gorgeous - may I ask what it is?

  6. Beautiful! I love both of them and nice choice with the chocolate fabric.

  7. Amazing statistics! Gorgeous stitching, too. Love that Downton finish! :D

  8. Your hardanger square is stunning!!!! Congrats, the colours are amazing!


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