Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Karahana - Nearing it's end

 Over the weekend, I continued stitching Karahana. I spent all day Saturday on the turnovers.


On Sunday, I considered continuing the turnovers but decided I've suffered enough for one weekend. Instead I worked on the leaves.


These went by super fast, as I really enjoy the woven effect stitch. The final touch is a couched outline. I still need to plunge the ends, but I want to do it after the stem is in to get it just right. 


Here's what's left on my to do list:
  • trefoil stems, I'm still trying to decide if I will do them in #1 gold or #1 twist
  • outline the bottom leaf
  • stitch and outline the other two leaves
  • outline the stem
  • stitch the petals - add spacing and couch round and round
  • stitch the turnovers - add spacing, pad, couch to and fro
  • remove spacing and clean up

As I'm so close to a finish, I'll be taking it for a visit to the framer on Saturday. It's always best to do this while the piece is stretched out. While I'm there, I will have them cut the mat board to the correct size and take it home. That way as soon as the stitching is done, and I go through the finishing process, I can stretch it on the mat board. I'm quite optimistic that my frame will be free in time to put the next piece on for class.

2 comments:

  1. It's looking really good. The delight of goldwork is the way the light reflects and changes the apparent colour, isn't it..

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