Monday, October 09, 2006

Post As You Go Paisley - a little progress

I haven't really done much of this, but I said I'd post as I go, so this is the little I've managed to do:

I put it into a roller frame, because I wanted to be able to see more of it as I stitched, to be better able to gauge the effect I was having. But...... it has made it more difficult to do the pulled work because the 'reach' is longer, and because the work has to be turned at the end of each row, to go back along, its not feasible to fit it in the stand. I have machine stitched the work to the tapes, so I will put up with it this time - another time I will know better! The colours in this shot are not true, the colours in the close-up are much better. The plan is to stitch all the paisley motifs outside of the squares in pulled work - currently foursided stitch, and heavily pattern all the paisley motifs inside the squares.

When I come to fill in the paisley motifs in the squares, I will be able to put it on the stand and work should go much faster and more comfortably. I've got some silk dyed crochet cotton hanging up to dry in the greenhouse, I'm hoping that the sun will come out today and 'fix' it.

This piece is about A2 paper size.

I started this because I felt like doing some 'traditional' hand stitching, albeit in a slightly 'different' way. Now I'm beginning to wonder............................................ could be a long job - I'll have to be careful it doesn't become a UFO.

(click on photos for bigger image)

1 comment:

Marty52 said...

Mmmm, paisley in a semi-abstract form... this is gonna be cool!!