Friday, July 30, 2010

May I present....

Lady Carolyn's fan is done! I finished the background on the far left paddle and then got busy adding all the beads in the Pavilion stitches. The final touch was to poke a hole in the canvas and then bind around it with an eight spoke eyelet before adding the tassel. The tassel is made first by doing the twisted cord and then wrapping the fiber around a board. You cut it in half and the wrap it over the end of the cord and I put a small band of metal to hold it tight.

And then after taking the picture, the battery died in the camera! LOL, so instead of a picture I will tell you that I have three of Amy Bunger's DVD's in my possession--Barely There, The Ins & Outs of Needleweaving, and A Closet Full of Stitches! That and a bottle of perfume that I like was a very nice package from DH!


Pierrette =^..^= said...

Hi Pat,

Lady Carolyn's fan looks fantastic. Any ideas on how you will be finishing it?

I also got amy Bunger's DVDs. You will enjoy them.

Great to see that you had a wonderful birthday.

Pierrette =^..^=

Mary said...

Happy belated birthday! The fan is so lovely!

NCPat said...

Yes, I have an idea for the framer and hope to get by there tomorrow. Thanks!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Oh Yes, what a lovely birthday gift. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. Happy Belated Birthday Pat.

"May I present..." yes you may, just let me get my address. FANtastic job!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

The beads and tassel are just a fabulous final touch, Pat. I am sure you are happy this is finished so you can put it up on your wall until Judy comes to fetch it! LOL

It will be lovely framed or even made into a bed pillow or used in a tray for your dresser.

Happy birthday. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with great presents.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Jane must be lying in wait for the poppies, a she isn't fighting me for this one. I think this is the prettiest thing I've seen you do. It's beautiful!! and very well stitched.