As promised, this month I want to showcase our aircraft designs. As always, we want you to ‘stitch something a bit different' and so our aircraft designs are definitely that! They're all caricatures, all cost £27.95 for the kit and are bright, colourful and certainly stand out from the crowd!
First is of a similar era to the Spitfire, the Lancaster Bomber. It's a similar size to the Spitfire too, measuring 14.3" by 10.1" (or 36.3cm by 25.6cm) and uses 17 DMC colours. The 2 designs stitched together would really stand out.
Next, 2 much more modern planes, a Harrier Jump Jet and Tornado.
The Harrier kit uses 15 colours to give that brilliant camouflage effect. It measures 14.3" by 7.8" (36.3cm by 19.8cm) so is a little less tall than the previous ones.
The Tornado is a fantastically bright design, with a slightly different colour scheme. The kit uses 17 DMC colours. Measuring 14.3" by 10" (36.3cm by 25.4cm), you can see that all of these designs would work together in a triptych, or whatever you would call a triptych with 2 or 4 pictures instead!
Finally, we have 2 entirely different designs, different because they show the sort of aircraft we might have travelled on (if we were very lucky!) in the recent past. Concorde is a lovely design. It adheres to the BA—type design and really shows off the beautiful shape of that sadly missed plane. The design measures 14" by 8.1", 35.6cm by 20.7cm.
And then a very different looking plane which has proved to be very popular, the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet, in Virgin's colours. Using only 11 DMC colours, it is again a similar size, at 13.2" by 10.1" (33.6cm by 25.6cm.
Harrier Jump Jet
Virgin Jumbo Jet