The tale of the tail….

Finally managed to find some time to stitch and decided to try to finish my little lounge lizard. However goldwork is a slow business and after 6 hours of stitching he now has a tail! The tail is made up of soft string which is then sewn over with cotton thread. This is the base that the smooth purl will be placed on. I also managed to fill the back area with red bright check chips and outline the whole shape in stretched gold pearl purl. So he now looks like this….

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All I need to do now is add the smooth purl over the sides and tail – ooh, and finish the feet!

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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8 Responses to The tale of the tail….

  1. kathyreeves says:

    He’s really coming along! Such a handsome fellow!

  2. claire93 says:

    he is looking soooooo beautiful!
    I love his red toes and eyes and can’t wait to seem little lizard finished!

  3. He’s looking really good!

  4. Renee says:

    Wow! This is amazing! Beautiful work!

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