Halo, halo….

Another trip to Hampton Court and a little nearer to finishing (I hope!). I have been working on the halo towards the top of the picture. My tutor has suggested a uneven satin stitch effect. I am not sure if I like the stitch as I was wanting to use more of an interesting eyelet stitch. I also worry that after spending so much time colour matching the halo has a rather random colour theme.


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You can see the random nature of the stitches in this close up. I have used ribbons, perle and a glittery embroidery thread.

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The day started off wet, but as the afternoon went on the sun came out and I was able to get around the grounds of Hampton Court. The gardens are lovely at this time of year.

Thanks for popping by – Happy stitching everyone.

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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9 Responses to Halo, halo….

  1. I think it will be hard to judge the halo until you have all of the face and hair done. And I do rather wonder about the satin stitch effect. I rather like your idea of eyelets!

  2. Lucie says:

    Your work is incredible. I look forward to seeing the finished result x

  3. kathyreeves says:

    This is going to be quite spectacular when it’s finished. I will be very interested to see the final effect of the halo once the face is also complete. You have put so much time an effort into this!

  4. Catherine says:

    This is looking really lovely, Deborah! I love your choices of threads for the halo. The combination of the glitz and ribbon is very effective. You are getting so close to finishing it now!

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