Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have been taking the Sumptuous Surfaces class on Joggles from Sharon B the last few weeks. I finally have the first piece stitched.
We were to draw a design and then we were to stitch the first piece in neutrals, which is a little challenging. I found out that there isn't a big difference between white and # 712 perle cotton when it comes to color. Especially when I took the photo.
The threads in this piece are perle cotton, #'s 5, 8, & 12--14 different colors; silk thread--6 different brands, 9 different colors; Marlit; embroidery floss---3 different colors; wool; 16 different types of beads or shells; covered rings & covered fly tying brass thing; and 14 different stitches.
This is the first time I have done any pulled thread work, made bullions, will most of these stitches are a first. I have done stem stitch, french knots, back stitch and the buttonhole stitch. I am going to have to do more pulled work as I like it.
I have enjoyed the class. They are currently working on the second piece, but I won't get to the other piece as we are leaving for Paducah on Sunday. Can't believe it is finally time to go on this trip!!!!