Friday, March 26, 2010

Calling it half

I did more background tonight on the left side down to the rose I finished last night. So, I am calling the background half done! Yes, half done. Now, I hope I am right! I have been thinking about how I am going to do the tassel head and tassel itself. I looked for a real tassel that might work and look nice. Nope, there are not any within 15 miles of my house. What if I found a turned wood piece that I could paint and embellish and that would be three dimensional? Nope, not any within 15 miles of my house. Don't that just beat all? Okay, then, I will do my own. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but while I am stitching Boring Background my mind does have to figure these things out.

3 comments:

Front Range Stitcher said...

This piece is stunning. I know how borrrringggg the background can be but once you get into the rhythm of the monotonous repetition, your needle will fly. Honest. :) Just teasing! I like your idea for the 3-d tassel too.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I think you might want to take a look at the tassel Rosalyn Cherry-Soliel stitched on her Chinese Drama masks wall hanging. It's on her website but the tassel photos are in the NP Now articles she wrote about this piece in 2008-9. (I"d tell you the exact dates but that part of their website seems to be down right now.)

http://www.stitchamaze.com/pieces-in-work/dramamasks.aspx

rick said...

Thanks, and I will look for those issues to see if I kept them! I did go to the website and the pictures are yet another idea!