Materials For My HAED

I finally chose which Heaven And Earth Design i want to do after i finish my Woodland Enchantress.  It’s called The Awakening and the artwork is by Jonathan Earl Bowser.  For those of you who don’t know about Heaven And Earth Designs, they take great fantasy artwork and turn it into amazing cross stitch patterns.  The website is at and there are so many pieces to choose from it took me quite some time.

This is what the piece i chose will look like in the end:

It will be 14 inches wide and almost 23 inches high on 25 count fabric, which is 350 stitches by 561 stitches.  The pattern itself is 30 pages long, although it doesn’t look as bad as i thought it was going to, there are fairly large areas of the same colour.  There are 90 colours used in the design, luckily i had a few of them already, but here is a picture of them all laid out:

I was quite surprised by the variety of colours used, although i think some of them will be hardly used at all, like the pinks and purples.  I will need more than is shown here, i just decided to get one of each at the start and then order more when i start to run out.  Then of course there was the massive task of winding them all onto bobbins, which took many hours and some help from my boyfriend.  Here is the end result:

I think they look amazing, such pretty colours and all neatly laid out in number order.  I also ordered a plastic 9″x9″ snap frame.  Although i have worked in hand for all my other projects i think this one is a little big for that, and i want to make sure the tension is perfect.  I also got a lovely big piece of 25 count lugana fabric, and some size 28 needles.  Now i just can’t wait to get started!!



  1. July 9, 2010 at 7:26 am

    A lot of yarn!

  2. September 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    A Good Site.

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