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The Colour Purple

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15 October 2010

The Colour Purple

At http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/10/13/needle-exchange-stay-gold-part-iii/
(an entry/series worth reading!) there's a photograph of a goldwork beetle. (Needlework News featured the site today)

This beetle looks to have a ground that is exactly the same silk I'm working on.

But it's a better photo (I'm terrible at photography!) so I thought I'd show it. Thankyou Scrappie Annie (the artist) and Mr X, (for showing the photo) :-

About half way down is the true colour.

I've also fixed the second vintage rose's black thread web lines from showing.

Instead of re-doing it, I used tweezers and nails to manipulate the ribbon to hide the thread, and put in a single tiny stitch to hold the ribbon in place.

Thankyou for the sweet comments on my last post :-)

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3 Comments:

Blogger SilkLover said...

Hey Megan, that looks like the Violin Beetle we were looking at in Jane Nicholas' Beetle book!

OK, so not exactly alike, but the same type of beetle.

Friday, October 15, 2010  
Anonymous Rachel said...

It's a lovely fabric, isn't it!

Friday, October 15, 2010  
Anonymous Gemini Pro Tab said...

Gemini Pro Tab

Wednesday, December 21, 2011  

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