Saturday, February 19, 2011

Florettes and Cloud 1 for Lion

I've been having some very productive evenings this week. I've been watching episodes of Last Chance to See, on DVD, with Stephen Fry following in Douglas Adams footsteps to view endangered species. And stitching at the same time. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I did the florettes in the 4 corners of the piece using purl cut in small pieces and looped into petals. It is fun and looks really neat.

Then I went on to couch down blue gimp and blue and cream gylt silk twist to form clouds. The threads are couched down with Tire silk, which is a nice shiny gold silk.
So this is how it looks so far.


Rachel said...

It's making great progress, and the flourishes in the corners are very effective!

Mandy said...

I love the texture of the lion's body. It is really effective. It will be interesting to watch the development of this piece as you show your progress.

nina said...

i love the way this looks! just found your blog and have been really interested in these stump work projects, just gorgeous! I never thought I would have a use for the silk purl, but between this and the mermaid piece you have changed my mind! Love these textures!