Please don't tell anyone how much fun I had stitching the final part of this design. If 'they' get to know, I'm sure they will make it illegal.
I wanted an entirely different texture on this part. Again I wanted to show movement but this time a rolling movement. I didn't want any straight lines so the little button hole and chain stitch that I used was free form, following the curved outline. Mostly I have used buttonhole wheels and whipped or woven spider's wheels with French knots and bullion knots to fill some of the spaces.
So I just started randomly placing wheels.
And added more.
And continued adding wheels and knots until I filled the entire shape.
On October 30, 1961 the USSR tested the Tzar Bomb on the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago. It was not the first H-bomb test nor the last, but it was the biggest most powerful nuclear device ever detonated.
As I was only one month old, I obviously don't remember it but the spectre of nuclear war hung over my childhood like the enormous mushroom clouds that resulted from the tests.
I find it rather poignant that such a potent and strangely beautiful image is the result of something so disgustingly evil.