Cirque des Triangles – Stage 1

Hello everyone,

The last three weeks have flown by. I’ve been very busy Spring cleaning and decorating for a while, so there hasn’t been a lot of spare time to stitch but this one is difficult to put down once I get started. The design is by Ink Circles and it’s called Cirques des Triangles. The chart is very clear and easy to follow. I’m stitching on white 16 count aida fabric with DMC shade 4030 variegated thread. Just look at those lovely colour changes in the thread at the bottom of the first photo. Me and Claire are stitching the same design this time but we are going to get very different results because of our fabric and thread choices. 


Stage 1

Stage 1b

Please take a look at how everyone else is progressing with their projects. Just click on the names below and you’ll hop over to their blogs. We live all over the world so you may need to allow for time differences but we post local time, every third Sunday.

Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Susan, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Catherine, Wendy

Our next updates will be posted on the  12th March 2017. See you then!

About the SAL

This SAL (Stitch Along) is slightly different to other SALs in that we don’t all stitch the same design at the same rate. We choose ONE unfinished project, or ONE new one, and show progress of its completion over a series of three weekly updates. There are no deadlines and no set amount to stitch. The result is that the space in our drawers full of WIPs (works in progress) is gradually being freed up to store lots of new crafty goodness. It’s surprising how much motivation I’ve gained from being in this SAL. If you’d like to finish a project you’ve left unfinished for a while, or start a new one with us, you can join us by leaving a request in the comments below or sending me an email. The address is on the right of this page. I’ll send you a few simple rules to agree.

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  1. Very pretty, that thread is working up well.

  2. claire93

     /  February 19, 2017

    and we’re off ^^ that DMC thread is a lovely shade!

  3. amazing how a different colour thread can make chart so different. You and Claire and troopers stitching together in unison. Well done Avis

  4. ooohhh pretty pretty colour. I am looking forward to seeing both yours and Claire’s projects grow. Off to see what colour she has chosen next. Helen x

  5. This is so pretty!

  6. OK Avis, you and Claire have convinced me I should try something, anything with verigated thread. Your colors are serene and soothing. Do you finish each stitch individually to make the color changes flow?

    • Great 😁. There are so many colours to choose from, something for everyone. I know you aren’t keen on variegated but if you get the right shades, just for you, you’ll love stitching with them. Yes, you finish every cross individually and you must start with two threads rather than one thread folded in half so the colours stay side by side. Variegates work so well with samplers too. I promise you’ll enjoy stitching with them ☺.

  7. Lovely! Your thread choices are beautiful and really make it pop!

  8. Oooh, pretty colours. I love that thread 🙂

  9. Beautiful!!!!!!

  10. I love the color of your thread. Great choice. This will be beautiful.

  11. Christina

     /  February 19, 2017

    Love the detail on that bottom image! The colors are beautiful 💚💙

  12. magpiesue

     /  February 19, 2017

    Such pretty colors! I can see where it would be hard to put this down once you got started!

  13. Wow you got a lot done. I really like the variegated yarn you chose

  14. So pretty Avis – both yours and Clair’s

  15. That thread is beautiful!

  16. Beautiful pattern and your thread choice is stunning on the white fabric!! Love the color changes in that thread. Doing and Inc Circles is on my list of things to do. I have not seen the Triangles design, and it might just be the one I will do some day. The patterns are lovely and even more beautiful in your threads. Love it!

  17. Beautiful colourway Avis


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