Finally supplies have arrived! The thing about sewing is that you can never have too many threads, materials or equipment! I am planning to use coloured metal smooth purl to fill in one of the beetles I have been sewing, and kreinik metal threads for the second. Now I just have to choose the colours – choices, choices!
Two hours and one decision later and I have made a start… I chose to use metallic blackcurrant and gazelle purls – which I purchased from the ‘Golden Hinde’. First I finished outlining the abdomen on my beetle and then cut differing lengths of metal purl, which I then stitched in different directions filling each outlined section. I am hoping by stitching in different directions the light will bounce off the purls giving a little movement to the piece. I quite like the colour combo so far…..
In the garden Autumn has most definitely arrived and the dominant colours are orange and red. I particularly like my Stewartia psuedocamellia at this time of year.