Friday, 6 July 2012

Nearly Complete!

The 'Ring of Roses' is almost complete now, as far as the actual embroidery is concerned.  In this series of pictures you can see how much of the wrapping of exposed threads I got done per day of work on the project.  Some days I got a lot done, some very little and some none at all!





This is where it is at the moment and is now just waiting for the filling stitches to be inserted.  After that, it's on to the finishing up part.  As I want to have it ready for handover within the week, I need to get going on it as soon as I can.

Ideally I'll like to have this piece completed and ready to hand over at the same time, but I don't really expect it.  I did manage to get the second rose finished.  The problem seems to be, not the wrapping direction (I tried the other way and it looked terrible!), but that the threads don't like being worked for very long compared to cotton based ones.  So, I cut some of the length off and restarted with a better bit and it worked out OK.

I also saw someone else's version of the same kit and was interested to see how 'narrow' her roses had come out compared to the kit photo.  I feel that mine are rather fatter, although I seem to be using the same amount of bullions per rose.  I don't know how the model stitcher managed it, but I won't be able to get the same number of blooms in the space as they have.

I'm horribly behind with TAST and have hardly touched it for weeks on end!  Maybe I'll catch up one day...

Here's something exciting though:


Earlier in the year I added my name to the mailing list for the crafts trade show with a view to getting some kits going at some point.  Well, I'm still working on the idea, but it was really fun to see the first piece of mail (next year's show details) come through addressed to me at The Business!!!  First of many, or less than even a flash in the pan?  Time will tell....

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012

9 comments:

Maria Filomena said...

Elizabeth,
que maravilha de bordado....
As cores, o desenho, a maneira como está sendo bordado....tudo...
Muito bonito!!!
Parabéns,
com abraços de
Maria Filomena,
de Portugal

Elizabeth
how wonderful embroidery ....
The colors, the design, how is everything .... embroidered ...
Very cute!
Congratulations,
with hugs
Maria Filomena,
of Portugal

coral-seas said...

The Ring of Roses is so pretty. I'm not sure what you mean by filling stitches so I will wait with interest for your next update. Sorry the wrap the other way advice made things even worse!

JudyC said...

哇!妳的動作真的很迅速,眼看著這片Hardanger已經快要完成了...真的很美!很美!迫不急待地想知道妳如何完成filling stitches. judy

Rachel Cotterill said...

It looks lovely :-)

Kate said...

Elizabeth, your work is beautiful!. Please can you tell me what frame you used? It has kept your work firm and square! (also love the blog) Regards Kate

bri68 said...

congratulations ! your embroidery is fabulous!

zetor said...

Beautiful work Elizabeth and 'all the best 'for Inventive stitches.

Isabelle said...

this work with hardenger and traditional stitch is gorgeous

etamine said...

Very fresh for the nearly spring.

 
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