Friday, 5 June 2009

Goldwork progress

Here's the current status on the 'Goldleaf Dragonfly' piece. As you can see from when I posted the kit photo 2 posts ago, I've carried on making changes to threads and stitches. I didn't really like the way the leaves were done, so instead of using Kreinik 002 1/16 ribbon and stranded cotton, I've couched #16 braid in 002J with Japan thread #1 002J then outlined it with Cord 008C in backstitch instead of couching down fine braid 015 with stranded cotton. I've also not done the straight stitches within the leaf section as I think it's busy enough as it is.

The flower is planned for today, so I hope to show that off over the weekend some time.=)

7 comments:

Katherine said...

Working well! I like the changes you have made to the leaves - much nicer now.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Beautiful progress. It's lovely to experiment and make a piece your own

Karen said...

In a word -- WOW!!!!!!

kp

Wanda said...

Great progress...beautiful work!

Deepa said...

aha!!..its looking good.In India, we call this Zardozi.

Doris said...

is great when the changes and experiment made beautiful causing such a good result.

matilda said...

meraviglioso il tuo blog e fantastici i tuoi lavori. ti iserisco nel mio elenco speciale di blog da vedere.
a presto matilda

wonderful yours blog and fantastic yours work. I insert you in my special directory of blog seeing. soon matilda

 
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