January 20, 2015

Suz-- Still on Wedding Piece #2

I spent the last week taking apart the bead clusters so I could create a flatter design for the grapes. They sat too high upon the fabric, and I thought they may interfere with the glass and frame. Then I began stitching more stumpwork leaves, tatted vines, and created curlicues.

There's another leaf to be added to the large grape cluster
and more leaves to be stitched
I added a few curlicues, and a few new vines. Some of the leaves and clusters have been attached, but more will be added.
Some progress has been made, but it doesn't look a lot different from last week.

Next week I hope to show this side completed and a beginning on the right side of the Wedding Piece.

Happy Stitching!

Hugs from Suz


Cyra said...

Oh Suz.... it's beautiful.

cq4fun said...

It is beautiful. So you stitch the leaves on a bit of fabric and then cut them out and apply them to the wedding piece?

Debra Dixon said...

So gorgeous!

ladyhawthorne said...


Suztats said...

cq4fun-- the stumpwork leaves use wire around the outside of the leaf,(couched) and for the stem. Then I add chainstitch on top of the wire, satin stitch the inside of the leaf, then add a buttonhole stitch around the outside of the leaf and along the wire stem. The wire allows the leaf to bend and hold its shape, and I tack them in place with a couple of stitches.
I also do a leaf without the wire, and tack or applique it in place, depending on the look I'm after. I sometimes add an extra layer of buttonhole stitch to secure the leaf in place and beef up the edge. It takes quite a bit of time, but I do like the results.Thanks.

Barbara C said...

That vine is just gorgeous. The pearls are a perfect addition.

Judy S. said...

Your stitching on this treasure is awesome. I'd sure like to sit at your side and watch you work!