Monday, 28 April 2014

...little hat....book progress....

I've had a good weekend stitching.

This makes a bit of a change...

.... as I actually haven't done an AWFUL lot of needlework in recent times :-o

But this little hat, with it's jubilation of embellishment....

...called for a bit more.

The front panel is a couched square....

...picking up on the colours I can see in the hat itself....

...PLUS......a load of blue beads!!



One of the inside panels is also being stitched....

....this time though, I'm using needlepoint canvas....

...with long stitches to emulate the couching on the hat.

I've used some of my hand-dyed threads...

...which have then been sprayed with Shimmering Charcoal Brusho afterwards.

(This makes it look less new and perfect)

I'd also sprayed the canvas with Brusho beforehand to blend in the background....



Once the Brusho had dried I began picking up the edge stitches with some machine metallic thread....

...the original has had this done around the edges of the motifs too.



There are a couple of pieces of prepared/sprayed/crumpled tissue sitting around....

...that I'm thinking of using as a base/ground.....

...thinking....thinking.....thinking......


x C

1 comment:

Penny said...

Thinking, thinking, thinking is GOOD. Actually playing around with it all is even better. I love your techniques - no wonder you get so many people enrolling in your classes.