There’s only a little bit of progress to report on the Plas Teg bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection (see project page for previous posts).
The purple is double running stitch – I was inspired by my Turkish embroidery book to try it as a solid filling (called sira ishi in Turkish). It’s really pretty and fills large curved shapes well (the original instructions suggested long and short stitch). Speaking of long-and-short stitch, I started work on this flower:
The other two petals are supposed to be worked in chain stitch, but I love this petal so much I think I will do them all in long-and-short stitch. The two pointy petals/leaves are supposed to be purple, but I’m changing them to green.
Lastly, I worked two more of the berry tops in padded satin stitch.
This is looking beautiful. I love that long and short stitch petal too. I tried to do some flowers in long and short stitch and they look dreadful, approximately how long are your stitches?
I’ll tell you what, I’ll dedicate Friday’s post to long-and-short stitch.
Just beautiful, Hannah!
It’s beautiful, Hannah! You make me want to leave work and go home to stitch.
I love that petal too! Gorgeous colours – and you’ve mixed them really well.
Delightful – you’re making great progress here!
thanks! I’m enjoying your series of posts on the Camberwell Panel, by the way.
I love the colours you are using 🙂
Lovely! I like the colours and stitch choices you have made. Great LSS on the petal!
glad you like it!