* be calm

Posted on November 9th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.

Lab has been kicking my ass lately.  A couple weekends ago I needed a little breather, so I went out to a show with a friend from lab.  One of the bands was fun. (the other was Steel Train, and they’re both awesome).  They have a great song called Be Calm that they played for encore.  It’s a reminder I could frequently use, especially in the midst of all the deadlines.  Sampler time!

Since I already cross stitched one lab-advice-related sampler, I embroidered this one in backstitch.


It’s 100 pt helvetica bold, that I set to “outline” and printed onto freezer paper-backed fabric from a thrifted pillowcase.  Kind of a merger of influences between the helvetica embroidery kit that’s been making the rounds, doecdoe‘s oeuvre (e.g.), the printed fabrics in the Patchwork + Quilted Gifts book, and the ubiquitous embroidery-hoops-with-fabric wall displays.

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