Hello again everyone, another 3 weeks have shot past. But with the Easter holidays I have finally managed to get a little work done on my stumpwork fish kit by The Bluebird Embroidery Company ! Up until now I have been working on the 3d fish body and needle lace background but now I have turned my attention to the fins.
The fins were worked on a very fine organza, which was very slippery and frayed everywhere! The fabric was painted first and then wire was couched around the outside of each shape using embroidery thread. This was a very time consuming process, but one that I quite enjoyed in the sunshine!
Finally a little backstitching was added in between the wires and this is now where I am up to……They do look a little messy at the moment, but hopefully when they are cut out and the ends are shredded they will look more like fins and a tail!
Meanwhile in the garden spring has finally sprung! This is my favourite time of the year as I love all the spring flowering bulbs and rhizomes. Currently in flower are the erythroniums, trilliums, anemone, spring pea and Solomon seal – with smilacima and aconites waiting in the wings. Even the chickens have come back out to play! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.
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