Realities of the project!

I have finally got hold of full-size prints of the images of the Sydney Waistcoat pieces. My friends at Images Framing have a VERY BIG printer, which can print A0 size. It's a mild shock to see just how big the pieces are. One tends to forget that James Cook was 6 foot 2 inches tall! When you add to that the fact that men's waistcoats of the period came to thigh length, it means the pieces are about 36-38 inches long.

That has pluses and minuses. On the negative side it means rather more area to cover with the pieces, and I'm very glad I bought the BIG slate frames from my friend Rosemary's mum. On the plus side, the stitching isn't as fine as I thought, which will make things easier. I was worried about the metallic threads I can get these days and whether they would be fine enough. Carrying the work around when I'm doing stitching days will be a bit more of a challenge, though. Ah, well........