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Bunch of Poppies – Second Red Poppy Finished

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10 August 2008

Bunch of Poppies – Second Red Poppy Finished

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I think this is my favourite poppy.

It’s amazing how putting a little orange thread in changes the tone of the red appear to tend more towards orange/red range than the other red poppy.

This poppy also shows the importance of the order in which the petals are done – the ‘most behind’ petal is done first and then the petals worked in order until the ‘most forward’ petals are done last.

If I hadn’t done this, I wouldn’t have the bottom threads of the two side petals sitting just over the top of the bottom petal, which is ‘behind’ them, which is important to the appearance of the flower.

This is in contrast to Japanese Embroidery, where frontmost elements are done first. Carol-Anne talks about this in http://threadsacrosstheweb.blogspot.com/2008/03/front-to-back-or-back-to-front.html

I’ve finished doing the green leaves too. My needlepainting style appears to have changed a little while I was doing the poppies, because the leaves look a little different to the rest.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mary Corbet said...

Wow. This is coming along fast! I like it ! - I think my fave is still the big red one!

Sunday, August 10, 2008  
Blogger Michael said...

It's looking great!

Sunday, August 10, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou both :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008  
OpenID paulahewitt said...

I agree with the others - this is looking beautiful.

ps dont owrry about your linen faux pas - Im sure it will work out in the end

Sunday, August 10, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

:-)

I'm just so annoyed with myself!
Oh well, live and learn! I'll be more careful next time.

Sunday, August 10, 2008  

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