A small start

I decided to take a short break from my cross stitch projects and try something new – pattern darning. This is the first time I have used wool thread. I found someone on Etsy selling DMC Medici wool, which was discontinued in 2006. It is a crewel weight wool and they were only $1 a skein so I decided to get a couple of them to try out. I have previously only used cotton thread. It is quite different, a bit stretchy so it is difficult to keep tension. I have done a small piece of a pattern I found online and alternated some of the colors, I like it so far!