Sunday, 26 May 2013

Crewel work - Acorn - Finished!

original design
finished and worked by Tracy A Franklin
back of work
angled shot
And finally . . . 
this is it completed, with many more images to come from different angles and perspectives.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Details . . .

final detail
this is what I call 'flicks'
The final detail is around the big leaves - a sequence of arrows in stitch.  I call this detail 'flicks', but if I am honest I may have made this up - some time ago.

So, this is it - finished!  My next post on this subject, will be the finale - the finished article, although I have many images at various angles, so there more be more than one posting.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

more trellis work . . .

finishing trellis work using straight stitch, cross stitch and satin stitch
another view
trellis work complete outlined with stem stitch
There is only one more technique of this design to show, then it will be complete!  Keep watching for the final postings . . . 

Monday, 6 May 2013

trellis work . . .

the start of the trellis
measuring from all angles
holding down the trellis at the cross over
inserting the filling
I started working on the trellis late one evening, hence the mood of the images.  However, there is more to show in detail during daytime in the next posting . . .

Saturday, 4 May 2013

crewel work continues . . .

fishbone and stem stitch

so far . . .
more detail
As I continued to work this symmetrical design - I disciplined myself to work both sides in unison as I did not want the right to be too different from the left - or vice versa. 

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

seeding and block shading

seeding with needle action - part 1
seeding with needle action - part 2
seeding complete with Bayeux stitch
block shading over split stitch - stage 1
block shading over split stitch - stage 2
block shading complete!
Seeding - I had worked the seeding previously all over the leaves - then, when I read Nikki's instructions - I realised it only needed to be around the edge of the leaves, which I preferred - so I started again!

Block shading - This stitch is worked similar to long and short shading, except, on the second row, each stitch is worked in line next to one another, so that bands or blocks of shading are created!

P.S. - I have now actually finished this whole project, but I have decided to spread my posts over the coming weeks so you will still be able to follow my progress and watch this crewel work design for Nicola Jarvis's exhibition grow!