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Historical Sampler – Snowdrop III

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30 December 2008

Historical Sampler – Snowdrop III

In the picture of the “hoods” (otherwise known as the green biohazard symbol), the hoods had a little turnover in white on their outside, and then the interior in green.

I simplified this, giving the shape of the hoods in silver (to represent white) and just giving the shapes of the hoods.

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They were very small to work with. I found that since a number of couching stitches were needed to direct the passing thread, they were quite visible.

I went back over with some green Satin Stitches to cover part of these couching stitches.

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I then outlined the edges of the SnowDrop in silver passing.

Luckily it is at the border of the piece, or the resulting blood may have ended up on the canvas. Getting the passing thread through the canvas, even using a needle grabber, is a bit of a pull. I can rarely get it through without using a needle grabber.

Sally worked out why some of my photos are fuzzy, even the camera says they are in focus. I’s me – I have a slight tremour. Ooops. At least the photo with the close-up of the hoods (and satin stitching) came out clearly – that’s the one I really wanted to show.

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3 Comments:

Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Good job. In the photo the silver edges of the petals look like plate, rather than passing thread.

Friday, January 02, 2009  
Blogger Plays with Needles said...

Wow!!! I finally got to stop by today and catch up on all of your embroidery! YOU HAVE BEEN BUSY~!!! I am completely in love with all of the little components of this sampler and how you approach each little motif as its own journey. Really very cool. May your stitching continue to be blessed in 2009, Susan

Friday, January 02, 2009  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Jowynn - now that would be an interesting idea to try. But ... urgh! My 2mm plate would even be in proportion! I'm never really going to be happy with that motif, and well enough alone.
Note it's #6 passing thread I think - fairly small.

Susan - I think you'll like the next motif - a rose with pearls, and pearl and rough and pearl purl leaves and additional small flowers. Lots of fiddly - but should look fairly sumptuous.

Writing the draft for it atm - but I have a dead camera, and the need to pull in and edit a lot of piccies (and it's 5am in the morning *grin*)

And thankyou both :-)

Friday, January 02, 2009  

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