Thursday, 16 February 2012
Didn't manage much at all as it happened because I have been nursing a bad cold and it became much worse yesterday, so bad that I went to bed at 8pm. Had a lay in today but it's not much better and spent the afternoon in bed too, we think its flu, I am usually ok with colds but this is knocking me out. So the machine embroidery has been left scattered about and I know that Lesley will have taken over the class very well so I need not worry. I shall return when I am more like myself.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Here's a close up of the really big flower which I had not shown before on its own. I really need to make it up into something now and it looks like the cushion idea won. I have some braid in a lovely pale sage green which I think will be perfect. I do need to go and find something lovely for the backing though and of course a cushion inside too. Until then, I will leave it blocked out on the board with just a few pins to keep it still, it's the best place for it as I am teaching machine embroidery on Thursday at Keswick EG and I know I will make a hell of a mess tomorrow! I hope to have something to show you for it though as I am doing 'backgrounds' so need to make a few. I usually try and clear my mind and then 'go with the flo' so I surprise myself sometimes.
Friday, 10 February 2012
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.......
|I have thoroughly wet the woollen embroidery threads and backing linen|