Thank you so much for popping in and for any comments you leave and many thanks everyone for the lovely comments you gave me last week for my ladybird. It's always encouraging when your peers approve your work. Have a lovely week despite this cold spell dropping in - we had snow on the car this morning!!!
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Every Inchie Monday - Butterfly
It seems I am never destined to get my inchie done by Monday! This week's challenge word on Every Inche Monday is Butterfly and I nearly finished him yesterday but more haste less speed made me go wrong so this morning I had to unpick what I'd done in haste and do it at a more leisurely and organised pace! I really enjoyed doing last week's ladybird in stumpwork so I thought I would stick to stumpwork and try a wired embroidered butterfly as I have always wanted to try this technique. A bit fiddly to begin with as the item was so small and would obviously be much easier in a larger version but it came together despite the fact that I used flower arranging wire and an old pillow case as the base material which was more old than anything. As I started embroidering the weave was parting rather disturbingly but it has given the wings a sort of filigree look! I soldiered on as I had already invested too much time in the wings and having assembled it I was a bit conscious that it is slightly overlapping my inch base square but with the wings bent a bit it fits!!! On the whole I am rather pleased - I used a variegated thread which has given each wing a slightly different look but I think had I used a straight colour it might have looked a bit flat. It was based on a Common Blue but I rather liked the purplish hue of thread I had to do the body so it's my version!!!