Monday, May 28, 2012
I grabbed a piece of china silk and hooped it.
I really haven't done this for years, so yes, practice was needed.
What you see on the frame took me about 45 minutes.
Not too bad, considering how out of practice(there's that word again) I am.
Basically it is just lazy daisy, back stitch and single wrap french knots.
The silk sewing thread is very slippery and sometimes irritating to work with, but I think that it will be worth the trouble in the long run.
Here you can see how small the floral spray actually is. Smaller than her hand.
Even worse is the fact that you can barely see the needle that I was using. I went and found one of the smallest quilting needles that I own. I think it is a 12 or 14? It is working nicely.
Three or four threads to a backstitch....That is about 1/32 of an inch.....
Yup. I'll say it again....All I need is a little practice....
See you tomorrow.