The Great Cross-stitch Giveaway, Part 1
ight, I’ve decided my impulse to just give away all those old cross-stitch projects that have been languishing in the bottom of my trunk since I finished them is a good one, so this is the first in an occasional series of giveaway posts. I’m not sure exactly how this is going to work, and I reserve the right to completely change the rules as I go along, but basically, leave a comment if you’d like to give this project a good home. If more than one person wants it, I’ll choose who to give it to on some basis yet to be decided – perhaps randomly, or I might pick the comment I like best, or maybe some other criteria. Like I said, making up the rules as I go along. As all the projects I’ve got in mind are unframed, they’ll be cheap to post, so I’m happy to send them overseas. Oh, and one big condition: you have to promise to show me a photo of it once it’s hanging on your wall (or however you decide to display/use it).
Anyway, project number 1:
This one might be of quite specialist appeal. It is of course a depiction of the wizards of Unseen University, from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books. I bought the kit for this at the one and only proper con I’ve ever been to, a Discworld Convention held in Liverpool sometime in the late 1990s. I actually started stitching it while at the con, and finished it off back in London, where I was living at the time. It did actually live on my wall, unframed (hence the drawing pin marks in the corners), for a while, just because we were living in a dingy flat with little else in the way of decoration, but since then it’s spent many years folded up in the bottom of the trunk.
The picture is about 30 x 35 cm, and the fabric is about 41 x 48 cm, so there’s lots of margin for framing. It’s badly creased, so will probably need steaming to flatten it out, and it could also do with a good clean, because it’s stained around the edges from drawing pins and sellotape. And like everything else that comes out of my home, it’s likely to come with a free helping of cat fur.
So yeah, I haven’t made it sound very attractive, have I? 🙂 But if you want to rescue it from its current sad and lonely existence forgotten in a dark chest, leave a comment below.
UPDATE: Success! The cross-stitch has found a new home, with Discoverylover’s dad.