Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 23 April 2014

It Wednesday again and time for a Tudor Lady update as part of the Pintangle Work in Progress Wednesdays weigh in.

As you can see here, I've finished the green stripes on the skirt and was thankful to lay aside the Marlitt for the time being.  Having said that, I did get a bit more used to it and found it less bothersome as time went by.  Still, the concensus seems to be that Marlitt is an acquired taste that many readers have not acquired, nor wish to!!!

I thought I'd complete the cross stitches on the skirt area whilst I was working down there, so I've done seven of the eight rows of gold crosses.  These are being worked with Coats Reflecta, which is somewhat like regular Kreinik braids, only rather thinner.  It's not too slippery, so isn't too much more difficult to use than stranded cotton.=)

Here is the whole piece as she stands right now:

This is a photo for fun.  I thought I'd share my work table!  As you can see, it's just a folding occasional table (£5 from Morrisons a few years ago, lots of people seem to have them) on which I've put my two current projects.  The materials for the Lady are on the classy orange tray you can see (the grey cord thing is my camera cable) and the other project, as yet unstarted, is at the back.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


jackiescrafts said...

You are making good progress on your lady and you are teasing showing the fabric of your other project without any sewing so far.
I hope you are feeling better and had a good long weekend

Jackie x

Pamela said...

Your Tutor Lady is gorgeous! Great progress.

msstitch01 said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Have found your blog through your gorgeous photos that I found on Pinterest which inspired me to buy the Mary Hickmott hardanger pillow pattern. Your current stitching if the Tudor lady is lovely. Am now going to have a nice cup of tea and look back through your blog archives.
Best wishes, Gail from Sydney Australia

Renee said...

She is looking great!

Queeniepatch said...

There is so much lustre in her dress. I'm glad you persisted and completed the green Marlitt work.

Annette-California said...

How exciting to see your progress!
So beautiful! What a fun photo of your workspace - love it!
love Annette

zenuwpees said...

Magnifique vous faitez des beau progres bonne journée Marie-Claire

Rachel said...

At least the experience with the Marlitt will give you a benchmark for difficult-to-handle threads - anything not as difficult as Marlitt will be OK!

Sparklyjools said...

Looks good - but seeing your work table is great! Handy little table and that orange tray looks like a very useful acquisition - I could think of a lot of uses for that!