Thursday, 10 December 2015

Rowandean piece complete!

This is how far I got on the lovely little Rowandean piece at the Knitting and Stitching Show.

The first thing I did once it was remounted in a hoop to work was to remove the yellow flowers on the far right as I felt it was going to end up looking far too 'stripey' if the colours just alternated.

The second photo is how far I got after the second working session having finished the main flowers and added in a few leafy/grassy sorts of motifs at the bottom.

Here's the final look of the piece with all embroidery completed.  I put in a couple of daisies as well as a few more green bits and white french knot flowers/berries.  Please don't ask me what they or any other stitches are supposed to represent as my knowledge of flowers and plant wildlife is nothing short of pitiful!

I could have brought all the threads I wanted to use to finish the piece with home from the Show, but I decided not to (except a piece of the light blue and lilac variegated one), and to use some of my own stuff instead.  So, I used 4 Coton à Broder #16s and 1 #25, plus some Kreinik gold cable to add in some more sparkle and highlights.  Delighted to have used 3 threads for the first time.=)

When it was all done and I'd even trimmed some of the organza edges, I mounted it in a card as you can see here, followed by a couple of angled close-up shots.  I was quite pleased with the final effect and I hope you like it too.




Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015

13 comments:

Wendy said...

It's really pretty. I like the rowandene kits

Radka said...

It is really beautifully done, Elizabeth :-)
xx

D1-D2 said...

It looks lovely. Is the fabric dyed or is that layers of organza on top?

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

So pretty. I love it. Marion x

Silvana said...

un risultato veramente delizioso complimnti ciao silvana

Le trame della Galaverna said...

It's incredible
Congratulations Giovanna

Rachel said...

It's charming. Did you enjoy doing it, and do you fancy playing a little more with this sort of improvisatory embroidery?

Jules Woolford said...

This is delightful, and very effective.

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

This is so delicate and pretty.

Sheila said...

Very beautiful! I'm not familiar with the kits but think I need to look into them.

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

So beautiful.. Love it

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Lovely color combinations!

averyclaire.org said...

Absolutely lovely...there is nothing more to say! You do beautiful needlework and everything you do is gorgeous. My Embroidery Guild just recently had a class using the netting behind some needlepoint. Looks lovely.

 
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