I am getting really excited about the latest cloth. All the cutwork is finished and I am now on the applique stage. It is looking just as I had hoped it would. As I said in my last post I had to measure and play around with placement then calculate how many pieces I would need for the applique.
These are in the process of being applied, a rather time consuming task but one which I love. There is something so relaxing and therepeutic about repetetive hand embroidery and I just can't get enough of it.
Once the petals have been applied I am edging each one with split stitch in silk. This seems to 'finish' them, define their shape.
I am so happy with the way this is turning out and once this section is complete I am going to smock another large panel of silk and join them together. More of that another time.