Here is the other piece I’ve been working on using the tea cloth pattern. The green part in the center of this one is as far along as I’m going to go with the rainbow version I shared earlier. This one still has some more to go to fill the spaces between what I’m calling the yellow “petals.” I’m going to do them in the same green as the center.
In hindsight, I wish I had done the green in brown. Then the parts between the petals in the green. I think it would look like a sunflower that way.
I’m doing this one in Manuala, one of my favorite threads to work with. I’m so sad that they’ve been discontinued. I’ve been reserving what I have left for especially exciting projects. The 8 petals too up the WHOLE ball. I had only about a single shuttle full of thread leftover at the end of it. I think I probably did have to cut out some chunks after finding mistakes which would have wasted some as well.
When I’m finished with this section I’ll be only about half way through the full tea cloth. I might do the third (out of four) sections after this, or I may just stop here and start a whole new one after this. Eventually, I’d like to have a nice finished version of the tea cloth for each of the 4 stopping points. Here’s the full piece again from the original Priscilla book. Still need to zoom in to see where I am.