Sunday, October 19, 2008

The flowers at the top

I started the flowers at the top of the piece. First, three of the blue beads were stitched in the center, and then I filled in with French knots using the DMC fiber. Next, I cut wire and shaped them into the petals. Then after inserting the wire into the fabric, needle weaving is done to form each petal using Watercolours. Voila, pretty, dainty little flowers! Then, the weaving thread is taken to the back and it and the wires are stitched down.
I will finish the other two tomorrow night.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

It's interesting that the needle weaving is done after the wires are poked through the ground fabric. I would have tried to do the needle weaving before I attached the wires. Shows what I know!

Jane, eagerly awaiting Next in CH

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

The flowers are very pretty!

Windy Meadow