Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Another Iris Petal

I apologize for the fuzzy picture! It looked clear in the camera downstairs, but when I got upstairs and moved it from the disc......oooppppsss! At least you get the general idea that I did finish the second petal. Jane asked how this burden stitch is worked. This particular piece is worked from the top down. First the Kreinik braid is laid in every third row, working from the top down. Then the stitches are worked in the alternate pattern rows, changing threads to shade as appropriate. This leaf is worked in double stitches instead of the single stitch on the first petal. The next update will have a better picture for you to see.
Working the rotation is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I was concerned that I would spend a lot of time refocusing on where I was and what I was doing, but I am enjoying doing a little bit on each one for now!

4 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Interesting that the couching changes. Can you see much difference in the two petals due to the more dense pattern on the front lower petal?

NCPat said...

Jane, you can see the difference. It brings the petal more to the foreground.

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

You can kind of see the design when you enlarge the picture.

We'll call this an "Art Picture" and that you intended it to be slightly out of focus! :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Julie said...

These are the kind of pictures I end up with a lot! Even with the macro lens I got so I could take better pictures of my needlework. Remember, you are sharing and documenting your progress, perfect pictures aren't needed for that. Good progress!

Juli