Sunday, 14 September 2008
Forever a student
So this is the fifth of eight Jacobean leaves that I’m busy stitching. And I’ve learnt something new about designing Jacobean embroideries with every leaf.
It’s easy to imagine the overall effect of a finished design, but something quite different to work out which stitches to use where and get the colours right. It takes a lot of time and patience (something I work on daily) and a willingness to unpick and restitch.
But sometimes it just works out. This leaf was one of those – it just came out right. Leaf number six, however, is not. Which is why it is taking a while.
I am extremely happy with this one though, in shades of aubergine. And using two different coloured strands for the centre knots worked really well. I am also in love with alternating blanket stitch.
A happy stitcher after this one…