Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - Pearls and Pieces

This week I worked on the pearls of the Queen’s veil and skirt and the pearls and crystals at her waist.


 

I also pieced the main part of the hussif and the two side pockets.  I hope to have some embellishing to show next week!

 

17 comments:

  1. your work on the Queen is progressing well.
    Thanks for pearl detail, otherwise they are hard to spot on this beautiful work and the block picture.
    Chitra

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  2. This portrait is getting more and more of a National Portrait Gallery item!
    What are the stitches on the veil? Fly or Arrow Head?
    What thread do you use to attache the pearls, beads and crystals? Beading or ordinary?

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    1. Thank you! The base stitches for the veil are diagonal tent stitches with one strand of silk. The gold line that makes the edge of the veil is kreinik ribbon, couched. The zig zag lines are stitched in a zig zag, like a double running stitch - out then back. The pearls, beads, and crystals are attached with white nymo beading thread. The holes in the pearls are very tiny, so I'm using a very thin needle (which means very difficult to thread!)

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  3. I'm always in awe of your stitching :) Just gorgeous!

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  4. Lovely progress.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  5. Pamela,
    I love your Queen with all the little details.
    Wonderful work.

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  6. Your Queen is so beautiful, I love this

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  7. Wow your queen is amazing
    Jackie

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  8. You have been very productive! Nice!

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  9. The details on the queen are so intricate. Your work is just lovely! The colors you have chosen for your hussif are wonderfully bright.

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  10. Your work on the queen is stunning! I like the start of your hussif I really need to piece mine soon.

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  11. That is looking just beautiful. Congratulations.

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  12. Regal queen and lovely hussif.

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