Monday, January 9, 2012

The Yellow Project

Although the next post will show that I have been doing other things as well, I will show you my main project at the present time. I started it on December 15th. It's called The Yellow Project. I got the materials at the Messe in Wiesbaden in October. It wasn't a great show for handwork but I still managed to find the few stands that had something for me.
This piece is a Hardanger table runner. I am still working on the stitching and have a lot of the borders to do yet. It is a large piece and getting sort of difficult to photograph. I don't want to iron it until it is finished so the pictures show how wrinkled it is at this time.
I don't know if you can say I designed it because I've combined designs from two different sources (Award-Winning Designs in Hardanger Embroidery 2006 and Elegant Accents IV both from NordicNeedle) in addition to doing my own thing.
So, is it my own design? I don't know but I like it! The colors are all me. Of course I got the beautiful varigated yellow pearl cotton by Anchor that doesn't seem to be available in the States. I was worried that I was going to run out of it but I don't think I am. Thank goodness!
I am really into this project, as you can probably tell. I'll post more pictures as the work progresses.


Susan said...

Looks great! I'd call it an adaptation since you adapted published patterns for personal expression. I love variegated threads too.

Anonymous said...

I love this piece it is great! Though I did like the piece you finished up and had the fruit sitting on too! Erica

Linda of the Lake said...

Very nice. Will you have the dark border all around or on both ends or what are your plans for it? It will be beautiful when you finish it.