Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Help with a HAED....

I have a question...so anyone with experience HELP!

I have never purchased nor stitched a Heaven and Earth Design chart. But we all know my tastes and doesn't this just say: "HEEELLLLOOO! STITCH ME VONNA!" ?????:

Deigns: Copyrighted by HAED
Artist: Jane Wooster
I mean really - doesn't it?
So anyway because I'm stitching for myself for the forseeable future - I want this. Now my question is: do you stitch these over 1? Over 2 (that would seriously be HUGE) if you did that. I'm thinking... What count? It says 25 ct. and I think according to the size on the website,that means over 1.
So step on up you HAED stitchers and give the sister a bit of help!
THANK YOU! :o)

38 comments:

  1. Hi Vonna! What a beautiful HAED design! I've never stitched a HAED but I have several Mystic Stitch charts in my stash. They are similar in size to HAED and are all full stitches. YES, you would want to stitch it over 1! If 25ct is too small, you could switch to 22ct. over 1. Good luck! Beth

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, whadda you know? As soon as I saw this I thought "Gee...this looks like something that Vonna needs to stitch." Oh, get started on it, will ya? Methinks it's going to be amazing and I can hardly wait to see it! I've never stitched a HAED, but I know that you need to learn to "park" your threads due to the enormous number of color changes, and that you typically stitch in blocks?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have no idea Vonna, but just wanted to say you are a BRAVE woman to tackle that one! I love it too--as a print, lol! I look forward to seeing you start-it's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah, I love Wooster's prints. Wish I could afford one! I was thrilled to see a couple of her illustrations offered as charts by HAED, but daunted at the prospect of stitching something like 450x450 over one. Yes, it's all over one, and not an empty square to be found. Stitching over one on 25 count evenweave isn't bad at all, but from what I understand, even among the most dedicated stitchers, these BAPs can take years ....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually some are not full coverage, but the majority are.

      Delete
    2. Not all are full coverage but the majority are.

      Delete
  5. I will not give opinion about counts (I ususally do what suits me best) but the design screams Vonna!!! yes it does!!!!
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yup that's totall you! And yes HEADS are normally done over 1 25 ct is nice and comfortable on the eyes.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now this will be exciting to watch it grow!! I just purchased an HAED and it too is 25 ct., over 1. Every square is stitched. I'm doing St. Nick's workshop and want to start it in January. You should definetly get this. It's gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Not a HAED stitcher (and unless I really go off my rocker, I don't forsee that I'll ever be a HAED stitcher...LOL!), but I'm pretty sure the HAED pieces I've read about are over 1 on 25 count fabric.

    What a gorgeous design! I'm familiar with Wooster's designs and have always thought they looked a lot like Wysocki's prints.

    Good luck! I'll be sure to watch your progress should you decide to bite the bullet and stitch this piece! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. On the whole, I'm not much of a HEAD fan, but this is rather lovely!! And SO you!!! But, o my, it's a BAP...LOL!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Does thinking really hard about starting one count? I've even got my fabric gridded and all the floss bought for mine.

    Anywho, most people stitch 1 thread over 1 on 25ct evenweave. Do you know about the HAED BB?
    http://heavenandearthdesigns.yuku.com/

    Those ladies will pull you right in! They also have a very helpful Tips & Techniques section there.

    ReplyDelete
  11. ha Vonna!
    I just bought my first HAED as well! I am going to do it on 25 ct. over 1. I got the Little Drummer Boy. I am hoping to start after the first of the year!

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's beautiful, I'm glad I'll see it grows under your hands ;-D Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's beautiful, Vonna and definitely screams you!

    I recently added a HAED to my wishlist. It's St. Nick's Study! After seeing it on Cindy F.'s blog, I was hooked!

    I think it wouldn't be too bad on 25 ct over 1 with an evenweave.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Vvonna. Congrats on selecting such a beautiful piece. You'll love it when finished, and may consider it your finest piece. The HAED BB is most helpful with tips and techniques, but I can tell you I'm working my HAED on 28 count over 1, on evenweave, and the coverage is great. I strongly recommend gridding your piece,using tapestry petite needles, and Q Snaps. I never learned to park stitches, so I don't have any suggestions there. But really, check the BB for a wealth of tips. Good luck, and post pictures, please!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've never had the urge to buy a HAED, until I saw this one - I agree - it is totally you! Go for it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Im also not a HAED stitcher but love to see the updates and finishes others create. Cant wait to see your updates on this. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Bowing down to you, Vonna, if you stitch this piece...and I'm calling the Pope to have you sainted. It's lovely and I wish you much joy in stitching this. I'll live vicariously through you!

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh my such a brave women.. I am going to really enjoy seeing the progress on this Vonna.. your work has always been lovely..

    Nana
    Fl
    http://nanascraper.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh-I know you could do it! I have stitched mine on 25 or 28 count, but others have stitched on 22 or even 18. It just makes a bigger picture! Come on over the HAED BB-you'll get tons of encouragement and see lots of great artwork come to life!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've not stitched a HAED, but this one is awesome. If it's calling your name, it's for a reason. You go on and stitch it. You'll do a fantastic job!
    PS - I have a Dutch sampler started on 25 ct. over one - very nice to stitch on & looks good, too. I originally started it over two (I wanted a seriously large finished size). 25 ct. wasn't very pretty to me over two, so I started again over one. Like I said, I'll think you'll enjoy that count. Keep us posted. :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I started my first one, had several issues... I started on 25 ct with 1 strand, the colors in my pattern are very dark, I didn't like the coverage on white material. Tried using 2 strands... way too thick! So I am doing it on 22 ct aida with 2 strands and its fantastic coverage with not too much bulk. Plus aida is much cheaper than any evenweave. I don't park and never will, but it is best to work in blocks. Good luck, they are long term projects!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Vonna!
    This is definitely you and seems like a ton of stitching. I have some Charles Wysocki charts that are very similar if you'd like to borrow them sometime. Let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  23. WOW ! This is beautiful ! Can't wait to see your updates on this :)

    Don't think I am brave enough :O)

    ReplyDelete
  24. It's gorgeous Vonna - on my wishlist too with one of her winter ones :) I've started lots of HAEDs and binned a couple of starts too. What you need to do is do a few test patches to see what you like best. You can do over one on 25ct, 28ct, 32ct or over 2 on 18ct, 22ct, 25ct, or all sorts of other things too. It depends on your tension as there are so many colour changes it's like nothing else :) You definitely need to find the count and style that works for you. Email me and I'll explain! Nicki x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, you foolish girl!!! An HAED. It absolutely cries you though. I purchased one of these lately too.
    The owner of HAED was online when I ordered so I asked him about count etc. He said 25 count over 1 with 2 strands. I don't agree with 2 strands. I am going to do mine with 1. I am going to do mine on 2count evenweave. I consider it my ten year project LOL.
    Look forward to watching you stitch on this. Going to go check out the HAED board.

    ReplyDelete
  26. It does scream you!!!! A friend in my stitching group is stitching this very same one!!!! And it is stunning!!!! I say go for it!!!!! After all I have 4 HAEDs going......

    ReplyDelete
  27. That is a great design! It would definitely be done over 1, with 1 thread. I use 28 count evenweave for my HAEDs because the coverage is good and you can use your 40% Michaels coupon to get a nice big piece of it (packaged). No need for anything fancy, since it will all be covered. It all depends upon how you stitch, and how you want it to look. Do some test stitching on some different counts to see if you like how it looks.

    I agree with others who said to check out the HAED BB. There are lots of great tips on there.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on this one. You'll have a beautiful masterpiece once it is finished. If you break it down into manageable portions (like doing one 10x10 square per day), it really doesn't sound that bad.

    This really reminds me that I have neglected my Dark Queen...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sigh...aren't these prints gorgeous! I was tempted when I was the new releases too. But they can be done, with time and perseverence. My friends who have done HAED projects strongly recommend GRIDDING! They work in blocks and slow but sure, beautiful pictures emerge. They use 25 ct over 1, or 28 ct over 1.

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have several HAED's started. The best thing is to test what works for you. I test stitched 1x1 on 25 ct., but my tension showed too much of the fabric for my taste. Then I tried 2x1 on 25 ct. and it was too bulky. I found that 1x1 on 28 ct. was perfect for me.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I agree with Valerie. Do some test stitching. I am stitching 1x1 on 28 ct jobelan full crosses. Everyone stitches differently and every fabric is different. Find what works best for you. Visit the BB. It is a great place. Someone also said you need to learn about parking. I don't park, others do. Do whatever comes naturally. After all, the stitching police will not come after you!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hello Vonna,
    I bought A Real Snow Day from the same artist not too long ago. HAED recommends to stitch it with 2 threads over one on 25ct. After some testing I decided that it is too thick for my taste and the best results I had cross stitching 1 over 1 on 28ct Linen.
    I love these motivs but I don't know if I will ever finish mine...but it is a lot of fun.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your progress pics!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I agree that one over one on 28 count evenweave will be just perfect. I love the feel of every square being stitched, it feels wonderful and firm when you've got quite a bit done.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oh my Vonna - I LOVE IT!!! I WANT IT!!! But I must refrain as I'm still on page 1 of my first Mystic. Mine is 1/1 on 22 ct Aida which works really well.

    You are going to love working on this and I'm going to love watching your progress.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Now this is a great design, so great, that I amy even be tempted myself. I love the beautiful autumn colours. It's my favourite season.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Welcome to HAED. I am working on Red Poppy, which is another HAED chart. I believe I am doing over 2 but only because I truly would like it this way. Over 1 is great too, if you have the right material :)... Happy Stitching Vonna, I also thought about this chart, it is Lovely :) Perhaps I will stitch it, and we can have 2 SALs together lol...
    I am in the Peppermint Twist SAL too!! see you soon . Merry Christmas :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I bought a couple of HAED charts in the recent sale and have them kitted up but have yet to start! Your start is inspiring me to get out my fabric and floss and start stitching. I'll be doing Julie Fain's Fairy Sisters on 28ct, 1x1. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one. It's a beautiful piece.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for following me on my blog. If you have any questions, please ensure that your e-mail is left or associated with your profile so that I may contact you. Or you may contact me personally at: thetwistedstitcher@comcast.net
My sincere thanks for taking the time to comment!
~Vonna
The Twisted Stitcher