I’ve completed three parts of this first motif!
Just posting a quick update pic.
I’m using just one of the 18×27 inch 32 count belfast linen packs and the Artiste threads.
I’m not sure I’d recommend these over DMC, they’re just… not as nice. Tbey seem to twist a lot more and fray easier, even using beeswax, which does help a bit. The pack was on sale for 30% off and I liked the softer colors. It’s good enough for learning and practicing on linen though. I don’t regret the purchase, but not sure I’ll buy more.