Thursday, May 24, 2018

Witch Shoe

How exciting!  A box of finishing arrived!  
First up is the Witch Shoe by A Collection of Designs  with finishing by Sue Parsons of West Coast Finishing!

The shoe has a black and orange twisted cord on a purple stick sunk into the black square base.  The bottom of shoe is accented by the cute bows.



The back is a dark green silk dupioni!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lots of new spaces.


Today, I finished the pattern on the left making five completed patterns.  I added the last two silver and black boxes at the bottom.  I started the fill in design on the top right.  This is Kreinik ribbon that is then couched in place with a woven pattern of silk.

So to recap:  

I did the Mistake Stitch with Kreinik 1/16 ribbon in 001.  All of the basketweave is done with Kreinik #16 001. The Rhodes squares are done with 3 strands of Cygnet, which requires two skeins.  All of the others are a single skein. The four center boxes are worked first with Kreinik #12 005HL and then filled with the Kreinik 1/16 ribbon.  The silk is Silk Mill colour shade group called Fade to Black.  Each color will be used in two of the patterns.  They are Silverback, Buttercup Gray, Silver down and China Clay and I used 3 strands in each pattern.  The weaving over the ribbon is done with two strands of Welsh slate.

There is still more to do and one more color that will be added when I get there.

Monday, May 21, 2018

And then


I added the Kreinik to pattern four, added two more black and silver boxes on the left and started pattern 5.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The last gray


I have added in the fourth gray in the pattern series of Diagonal Mosaics, on the right.  I need to add the silver Kreinik in next and this one will be done.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Another shade of gray


When I ordered the Silk Mill thread, I ordered the gray to black palette.  I added the third shade of gray for the third pattern and added a couple more boxes.  Next I need to add single wrap French knots in the holes of the third pattern and then move on.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Here and there!


The photo shows the top of the piece at the bottom.  I have turned the canvas to make it easier to fill in the design areas.  Pattern number two is completed.  I added more Rhodes boxes, and then I added another square box on the left.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Right side up


I have turned the canvas back to the right side at the top.  I completed the pattern of sheafs and filled in all the Kreinik on it.  I added more black and silver boxes and then I have started the pattern to the left.  I am using three strands of Silk Mill Silk and a laying tool.