I spent a day and a half at Bluebonnet Studio this weekend! I bet I’m going to finish this project up during next month’s class. This time I learned how to soft-twist the thread for the cherry flowers (the white one below). There will be fancy gold stamens eventually.
I also worked on a couple of maple leaves! This design has pairs of twisted and flat silk for textural contrast. See?
I’ve been working away at the chrysanthemums too. It sure would help if they had fewer petals. And finally, here is the back of the piece! All of the threads are started and ended with tiny pinhead stitches, so there are no tails dangling anywhere.