Thursday, February 17, 2011

The final touches

I finished the back stitch and whip stitching across the top between the petals. I then moved below the flowers and did two rows of the braided chain stitch in Snow.  That separates the fan itself from the spokes.  The final touch was to make the twisted cord tassel and adding the bead and then anchoring it through to the back of the piece.  It will go to the framer tomorrow and you will see what magic they work when I get it back.  Thanks for watching this one and for the appreciation of Marilyn's designing skills.  It was my pleasure to create this piece and I enjoyed the different elements to this piece.
When I started this piece, I knew this would be one for my own collection.  I have stitched a couple of other fans, have my husband's grandmother's wedding fan framed, and will hopefully create a new arrangement with all of them.

6 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

All the extra touches like the whipped backstitched, the white chain stitches, the tassel and bead--they all make this a wonderful piece that will add to your fan collection beautifully!

Tell the framer to hurry! We all are dying to see how this one looks when it is finally finished. Congratulations on finishing another piece and adding a new one to the rotation.

GrannySue said...

Incredibly beautiful. What a treasure you have created.

Marlene said...

You have finished this beautifully, I do love this pattern, you made it look simple, which is hard . Full marks to you.

Marion said...

The fan is beautiful. I'm dying to see it framed. Your friend, Marilyn, designed a wonderful piece.

Kelly said...

This is a wonderful piece. I can't wait to see it framed. Enjoy.

Beth in IL said...

Bravo! I can't wait to see it framed.