Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Lily has Stamens!

Aren't these wonderful?? I have never done anything like this before! I thought they were going to be bullion stitches, but I was wrong! I started by using one strand of thread folded in half through the needle. I came up from the back and then twisted the needle until it was very tightly wrapped. Next I folded that in half and it twisted back on itself. Then the needle goes back in the fiber and gently pulled the thread down and voila! Stamens that are free like the ones in a lily. Luan, you are very clever!
Gail: The piece does not use a lot of thread to complete the different features. I was very surprised!
Cyn: Since we are so close to being done, you will have to wait a couple more days for a full picture as I want to show the closeups of all the individual components! Be patient, my dear, the end is in sight! LOL


Cyn said...
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Cyn said...

Okay, I'll wait (she says with a sigh).

By the way, the stamens look great. :-)

Windy Meadow

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Is it almost time for the bee's wings? I do hope you have another piece like this planned. It has been delightful to watch. amazing.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

That is such a lovely project and it is looking great :-)

Pierrette =^..^=