Friday, November 4, 2011
SAL Part 4
The next stage is to add the heavier Gold thread to create the circle for the christmas wreath design in the centre of each square. A few couching stitches are used to hold it in place. This is done in 3 stages. the first time round use, the pencil drawn circle as a guide line and try to cover it.
Dont worry if at this stage it does not look like a perfect circle as the shape will alter as you add two more rows. let these rows twist a little rather than have 3 straight row. Don't try and make all four circles the same, the thread often has a mind of its own and this can add to your design. I think it adds to the look if all the circles look quite natural and not to stiff and exact.
I hope this will be enough to keep you working, as tomorrow we go quite some distance to collect son after he finishes a mountain bike race and bring him back here, we will then have just under 24 hours of his company..... so after he leaves on sunday I will post the rest of the stitching instructions.
Annette, I am enjoying your comments that are keeping me up to date with your progress, can you email me firstname.lastname@example.org as I would love to send a private message in return.
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