Here is my first thimble of the year.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Required technique(s): Forward stitch and back stitch
Number of stitching path(s): Four then later two
Design period: Four sections
Design repeat: Four sections
Number of round(s): Single
Number of colour(s) used: Five
My original design choice was Nine-patch Diamonds in red and white as these colours represent celebration in Japan however, I have too many of them in my stash and I wanted something different. It turned out all right but the black lining is just too strong a contrast for the pastel hues I chose for the design. I almost always choose black for lining because matching the lining colour to the threads colours is not very easy especially as I use readymade bias binding tape.
When I had selected four threads from my stash I thought they would work but no, they did not. Putting the thread cards (silk hand sewing thread comes on a card, and not on a bobbin) side by side does not always guarantee that you made a right colour choice. You have to stitch them to make sure these are what you want. Unfortunately the light beige I chose does not work well with the light lavender. They are too similar hue when stitched next to each other and that is why I had to stitch the additional round in white. But all in all it turned all right I suppose.