Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Sake Boxes - Wisteria,

When removing the stitch transfer after completing the gold work on the sake box, I realised that I would have difficulty do this on the ladle because I was using the same gold thread for the couching that I had used for the stitch transfer. I decided to remove the stitch transfer just prior to stitching each leaf or vine.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Because I had done the stitch transfer more than two years previous, when I removed the stitches, they left a very slight indentation on the foundation. Enough of an impression for me to make out the outline.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

While this slowed down the process, it was a much cleaner and easier way to remove the stitch transfer.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I think one of the reasons I could not find any motivation to stitch the wisteria vine is that it is very fiddly – each leaf is tiny – and I found it difficult to find any rhythm or flow.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I am really happy that I persisted – the gold on that blue does look rather splendid!

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy stitching

1 comment:

Rachel said...

It does look splendid, I agree. Well worth persisting with!