Thursday, February 02, 2012
The next was a couching experiment gone, um, not as planned. The yarn was an interesting bit, very kinky, which I thought would be a cool way to use irregular herringbone. As you can see the yarn got straightened while stitching over it. I triple wrapped the x's of the herringbone in a contrasting color since the yarn texture and color really got lost. Note to self after examining the stitches in close up:
use the same hole coming up and going back.
The flower petals are herringbone stitches in alternating color with cretan stitches oriented toward the center. At that point I could see it as a feather headdress and was tempted... Instead I filled the center with French knots and added a single herringbone to form that thingy where the stem begins.
I have space enough on the fabric for one more week. I can hardly wait to get the next stitch so we can see how the whole thing looks!
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