Friday, February 20, 2015

Crewel work WIP

Remember this one?

Last time I shared an update on this project was back in November - I can't believe that it is that long ago!

Back then I was Quietly stitching blanket stitch leaves. Just because I haven't shared anything in such a long time doesn't mean I have not been working on it (if only sporadically).

 The sprig of plump flowers and buds that I was working on is long finished.  It wraps around the centre flower in one corner.

In the opposite corner is a different blossom stem. The stem was too yellow to begin with so I worked a row of back stitch over the top - a stitch into each chain, just to tone it down. I like this stitch combination for stems. It gives them a little more texture than just plain chain stitch. Besides it was much more enjoyable than ripping out the chain stitch.

Still to go is the lily-looking flower in the remaining corner. I am happy with the colour combinations but I do think I need to 'tone it down a notch' or add some highlights. Somehow. I am not quite sure yet.

Also left is the other big petal on the main flower. I keep putting it off which is really silly - I know once I get stuck into it, it won't take that long. And then... then it is finished.

Summer is seriously back in Adelaide this week, so it is too hot for me to work on the goldwork piece. Clammy hands and metal threads, just don't mix but the wool is just fine. So perhaps, just perhaps...
...then again, we are getting the vineyard ready to harvest, so I will be on vineyard duty.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Anna X


  1. Wow, it is looking really beautiful, Anna! I love the pink and orange, and those little 5 petal flowers are perfect! Well, it all perfect.

    I would take a little of your heat right now. Even though I love winter, it's getting a little much even for me!

  2. That's really pretty. I love your colour choices. They're very Australian, remind me of gum blossoms.

  3. This is lovely, such beautiful stitching.