It took something to get me to get on with the side elevation rose on the back of this project (by which I mean it will be on the back of the manicure set, not that it's on the reverse of the main embroidery!!), and there have been a few false starts, but it's finally done.
It got to this point and then I realised that the centre and the stamens really weren't the right shade of green and certainly didn't match the corresponding section on the front. This second shade was much bluer than the very yellowey, browny green of the full flower centre and, as it was supposed to be all the same flower and a matched set, I fished out the original colour and re-worked it in that. This-> is the finished back of the piece.
The gauge of the Kreinik Cord can easily be seen here. It's rather fine, isn't it? I think it works perfectly here. I didn't have the prescribed Madeira thread and hadn't access to any - and I didn't want to spend money on any more stuff when I surely had something perfectly adequate in my ridiculously large stash!! So, it was good to finally have something to use the Kreiniks on as I stocked up on a goodly number of those a few years ago in about two thirds of the shades they do. Time to try and use them more, methinks!
© Elizabeth Braun 2012