In a quest to see how much sewing could be completed from the little canvas project – I am happy to report that you can sew two squares. Although it has to be said that if I had thought about it earlier I would have positioned the canvas into a bigger hoop at the start. As you can see – I ran out of space in my hoop. The last two stitches that I chose to use on the second square were Moorish stitch (a) and Half Rhodes stitch (b).
At this point the tension in both squares was still good. Once I removed the samples from the hoop I ran into a small problem – there was not enough canvas around the second sample to put it into a hoop – so I improvised and used the canvas I had available to me – before putting the second square back into the hoop.
I know – it looks very messy and the tension was not that good – but if you like to ‘make do and mend’ it was an easy option. You can see the difference in tension when you compare the two squares side by side. The only thing I did run out of (apart from the brown edging wool) was a little bit of the purple wool.
I think that if I am careful I should be able to make both squares up into pin cushions, although will have to be careful about the fraying canvas edges. Happy stitching one and all!