Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wedding pillow - white roses

Part three of the wedding pillow.  Today let's look at the roses.

I didn't seem to take many WIP photos with my digital camera, but there are plenty on my Instagram stream, if anyone would like to see more.  @sew_in_love_blog

Instagram is great and easy to use.  All you need is a simple smart phone to set it up, then you can also follow your selected accounts on a computer if you want to.  Quite a number of needlework bloggers already have accounts and we often post there well before blogging as it's so quick to do, whereas a blog posting can take quite a lot of writing and tweaking.  I didn't have time to stop and blog during this project, but a quick shot on my phone camera and upload to IG meant that followers were able to track my progress in real time.  It was quite fun!!!

I've now filled in the Pipers Silk colours for the rest of the project on the previous post and the white rose petals were worked in White, Ecru, Pale Mushroom, Pale Sycamore, Sycamore, Lime Yellow and Bright Lime, with some tiny stitches in China Pink at the base of the rosebud.

This last one shows some of the sheen nicely, although it isn't the sharpest of photos.

Next time I'll share the lettering and the finishing up into a small cushion/pillow.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016


D1-D2 said...

I agree that Instagram makes everything so much easier :) I know I've enjoyed seeing your progress from Paris.

Rachel said...

They look good - and the silk has a lovely sheen.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wow wonderful it is magnificent

Beáta Tüzes said...

Nagyon szép!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

The rose is beautiful! And so we stitched, it really looks 3D.

Renee said...

You do the prettiest stitching! Lovely work!

Wendy said...

It looks beautiful! I just can't get into instagram. To me, it's much like Flickr, a lot of eye candy but i prefer blogs as they give you the back story and are more personal. I am on instagram but forget to use it most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Exquisite white roses! Simply gorgeous. You do beautiful work in all you do!