Thursday, 18 April 2013

Best circle I could manage!

It's still not perfect, but it's the best circle I managed, and I tried more than once!  I did have to start wondering how many times I could pull out the stitches without the whole thing falling apart.  Next job is to reshape the half circles in the corners.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Arms are done...

I finished off the arms with some rococo and twist, stitched in the detail with twist, with a final bit of pearl purl to hide the joins.  I need to fiddle with the half circles a bit, to pull them back into shape.  Might be a bit tricky but I think it will be worth it.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Outline done

The pearl purl outer edge is all done now, and I think gives a really nice finished edge.  Only some rococo and twist to couch down on the inside of each arm now and my homework is done!  I'm a bit concerned about some pieces of felt showing under the edges of the gold, but I'm hoping Tracy can magically fix that.