The weather has been just dreary these past few days. After all this lovely weather that we have been having lately, this feels like taking a cold shower, not a very pleasant experience.
I have done additional work on Carole Lake’s Anasazi Dream since my last post and have taken a few photographs to show you my progress.
On this first photo, if you look both on the left side and right side, you will notice that on the left side, only the first 2 steps of the design has been completed and the right side has been completed. I have taken two additional close-up photos of those two sections.
On this next photo you can also see where I laid long rows of Kreinik braid across the canvas and then couching them.
This is the close-up of the non finished section which shows the two first steps: First step was laying one strand of #007 Kreinik in four rows, followed by couching them with tent stitches of the same color and then adding mosaic stitches with Elegance E825.
and the other close-up shows the finished section: Steps 3 and 4 using Kreinik 085 making upright crosses and ray stitches in the center section.
This close-up shows the little Jessicas done in Kreinik 007. They serve double functions, one being to hold the laid threads well in place and the other one to add a nice decorative touch.
These next 3 photo shows the work that has been done so far on this project. I have included a second photo taken from a different perspective and the last one is a close-up of Jean Hilton’s Double Fan stitch using 3 different threads.
I have done this stitch before, but each time I need to stop and think this stitch through. Carole’s instructions are quite good and the stitch is not difficult to make once you understand it correctly but these stitches can’t be rushed.
I really love all those Jean Hilton’s stitches and I have made sure to purchase her 3 books. They are as follows:
- Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches
- Jean Hilton’s Needlepoint Stitches
- Jean Hilton’s Borderlines
I have purchased all mine at Stitches from the Heart, but you can probably find these books elsewhere too. The Double Fan, the Amadeus and the Jessica stitches used in this project can be found in Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches.
Not long now before my two new cyberclasses start 🙂
That is all for now and wishing you a nice relaxing Sunday.