Thursday, November 15, 2012

A little bit more------

I have added to a few more squares on the canvas and I am addicted.
I can't put it down---well I can but it keeps calling me back.
I have decided to take it out of the wooden frame which it was in as I found it to heavy for me to handle.
My little fat hands were aching from trying to hold it up
 We had marked the canvas out into 4 squares which meant that I was able to cut the squares out and sew each one into a piece of calico and then hoop them up into a lighter round frame.
I have added to three more squares--the top right corner is done in Raised Chain Band and I used a hand dyed silk ribbon--the second row left side is a metal "thing" to which I have added fat Bullion knots and some French Knots and the third row on the left side is a variation on Cashmere stitch worked in two different threads.

I have added a bit more to this row mainly in Wheatsheaf Stitch and various threads.


I hope you enjoy looking at these and I am sorry that you can't enlarge them but I don't know how to fix the problem.


Penny said...

I clicked on them and they enlaged for me Doreen.Looks geat.

Heather said...

They are looking beautiful Doreen and I love the colours you are working with. Can't wait to see it finished - no wonder you are hooked!

Robin Mac said...

They enlarged for me too Doreen. Love what you are doing. Have a fabulous cruise. I hope the weather is kind to you and not too windy. cheers.

Janet said...

I also was able to enlarge them. The new stitching is beautiful. I especially like the "metal" area and the wheatsheaf row.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I could enlarge them too Doreen. This looks great - are you planning to frame it or make it into something?

carole brungar said...

I know of a very nice embroidery store in Wellington! ...just saying...