Well, it’s finally finished. I’m not thrilled though. There was only the border to finish, but I ran into lots of problems. The spacing was off on a couple of stars and I had to rip them out and redo them. The stars on the slanted sides of the piece have a different orientation that the ones on the straight sides. So what I had planned worked nicely for the straight sides but I had to adapt for the slanted sides.
I’ll tuck it away for a few weeks and see if I like it better by then. I think the 6 strands of silk worked well with the Silk & Ivory. And the Kreinik #16 braid was also good. Here it is – all stitched up.
I’m definitely ready for a new project. I know it isn’t Halloween yet, but the next project is based on a pre-Columbian textile from Peru. Think lots of black, orange and yellow. The Silk & Ivory has been ordered and the design process has started.
And I’m beginning to get antsy about starting a new rug!! It’s a Tunesian Berber design which was originally done in off-white and browns, but I’m thinking off-white with lots of dark blues and greens. Not ready to start designing yet, but soon.