Friday, 10 February 2012

Blocked out


I have thoroughly wet the woollen embroidery threads and backing linen
This is it folks.  I have to wait about three days now for it to dry out and it must be kept flat like this.  It looks good at the moment but it was a bit scary at times when I removed it from the frame because some of the flowers were so heavily stitched that the linen puckered up around them, but it seems to have flattened out perfectly, phew! I am glad I am not making a full set of 17th century bed hangings though; imagine trying to block them out.......

3 comments:

Alice said...

it's very beautiful

Miriam Weaver said...

Wow Lyn it looks beautiful, are you sure your not tempted to carry on and make a full set of curtains?

Lyn Armstrong said...

Thank you, I hope it makes up ok, been debating if it should be a cushion or maybe a firescreen, DH favours the cushion, perhaps he wants it for his sofa? Anyway, I have some wool left but not enough for curtains, ha ha.