Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Last of the Spokes

I finished the applique of the last spoke, and then Kreinik swirls that are couched in place and then some seed beads.  Next, I moved over and back stitched the left side of the fan to finish off the edge of the Alicia lace.  After backstitching I whipstitched over that to create a small neat edge.  I am working my way across the top to finish over the edges of all the spaces between the flowers and will have that done tomorrow night.  Only two other things left to do and this one will be finished.

This is going to be framed and hung in my house:  it is not a gift for anyone else.  It will be matted and framed so all the away pin stitches or cross stitches will be hidden by the mat and never to be seen again.  I did the away waste knots like this intentionally.  Lacquered Jewels is a very slippery thread.  I could not do a pin or L stitch  anywhere in the design as it would have been very obvious.  Some of the beginning/ending threads are buried in the back of the white flowers too.     Do let me know if you have any other questions, and I am glad you are all enjoying this piece.


Elaine said...

This is such a lovely design and an interesting mix of techniques.

What was it about this piece that made you decide to 'gift' it to yourself?

Charbsandthebumpydog said...

I gift most of my work to myself!!

This is a real work of art, it will look stunning in your home.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

The applique really brought this piece into focus. I thought the Chinese stitches were part of the fan but they are the background! Neat effect, Pat. This one is really interesting to watch unfold. Thanks for choosing to concentrate on it. That not only got it done quickly, it showed off how the various steps add interest to this piece.

Great stitching job, by the way. Little bits of applique can be a pain to stitch down but you seem to have knocked this out in record time.