The WIP is my Wrapping Cloth piece # 16, sadly neglected over the holidays and while our family was visiting.
I finished the long row of bullions
and added several rows of buttonhole lace to this section. I like how the fancy picot ruffles raise the edge of the lace to give it movement.
More buttonhole lace was begun on the hanky edging. I may add a few more rows.
This is a new beginning. I've transferred one of Hazel Blomkamp's crewel designs to a piece of silk. This design is called "A sherry for Jack" from her book "Crewel intentions".
I love her approach and how she uses embroidery floss and other threads instead of wool for the crewel work. (wool doesn't like me)
I discovered, to my dismay, that I am unable to see clearly enough to create the finely detailed fillings that Hazel recommends, even when using my magnifier!
So, I've decided to ad-lib and create some of my own fillings. I'm using threads I have on hand, too, rather than purchasing new ones to match her colour choices.
Progress to date:
Although my piece may not be as complex, I'm enjoying finding my own path within Hazel's design. It will mean that this piece will be different, but I'm okay with that.
In fact, I think I prefer it that way.
I spotted three fence-sitters this morning, soaking up the warmth of the sun and awaiting their turn at the feeders.
Although the rain over the weekend melted most of the white stuff, we're expecting another series of snow-blasts over the next week.
I hope your week has had lots of sunshine and creative time.
Hugs from Suz