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