Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Blue Project

I haven't posted pictures of my current project lately. Well, here it is....I call it The Blue Project. It am using a pattern from Gems Of Hardanger Embroidery by Mildred Torgerson where it is called Blue Topaz.

It is by far the most detailed piece I've ever worked.

Again, I am using lots of varegated threads. But a selection of solid threads for the detail work and, later, for the wrapping.

This one is really going to take some time! I hope the project you are working on is as satisfying for you as this one is for me!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Balloons - Completed

My Hardanger project 'Balloons'  is mostly done. I just got transparent thread to go around the edge which I will do shortly and then all I need to do is trim it up. But I wanted to take and post the pictures now.  The weather is awesome at the moment!
I photographed it outside in direct sunlight on a white cloth.
I just love the 'open' feeling of this piece.
I used different varegated thread colors for the Satin Stitches and the same varegated thread for the weaving.
The weaving turned out to be pretty good...all the same tension.
The Satin Stitches  and Cable Stitches are pretty uniform as well.  I'm extremely pleased as to how this turned out.  My sister Susan was here this week and examined all my work. She said that I am now an 'accomplished hardanger stitcher'.  Wow....coming from her, well, I can't even imagine a higher compliment!

I'm working on The Blue Project now...another Hardanger piece.  Stay tuned!