Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I finished the outside rows by using the Frosty Rays, Gold Rush 18 and finally the Neon Rays. I then laid in the Micro Ice which is like flat garland. This fiber has to be worked in very short pieces as it has a tendency to shred. I also put the fiber in a larger needle, widened the holes with my laying tool and still ended up with a lap full of black pieces, but it looks pretty. Then you must go to the back and tack all the threads down. Since this tended to shred, some of the pieces I tacked down are bare of any of the black at all. Use this thread sparingly and try to couch it in place instead of laying it in as this called for.

I really lightened this a lot so you could see detail. It is a very black and shiny silver piece...a lot prettier than I can get it to show for you. It is worked on black canvas not gray but I wanted you to be able to see the detail.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This is a piece I'd love to see in person. I think the photos don't do it justice. I can not really tell where the Micro Ice is from the photo. Thanks for the tips on using it, however. I have some in my stash I've not done anything with yet and it is nice to know ahead of time what to expect.

What's next?

Cindy said...

Awesome, awesome finish!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Work of art. And, of course...sparkly!