I’m only able to work on my Jacobean Tangle project on the week-ends because in spite of having my Ott light and Magnifying light, it’s still not enough light to embroider by. So my sessions are limited to the week-ends. But while not progressing quickly, I’m still satisfied with what has occurred.
Last I left off, I had thought I would wait until all embroidery was done before adding the beads. But when I looked at them, and saw how ittsy-bittsy-teeny-tiny they were (size 15), I decided to go ahead and add them now instead of later. (And besides, I couldn’t wait to see it with the finishing accent!)
Then it was on to Flower #2. Again, done in shades of the dusky pink & rose, it was started. Here is a photo of of the flower mid-way through:
I also got to use my new Spinner and created twisted long/short stitch leaf at the top. This flower incorporated the trellis and crouching in the bottom sections.
And here it is as the finished flower. Those beads just really finish it off perfectly!
Lastly, I worked on Flower #3 – the peach colored flower:
I’m finding I really like the effect the needlelace makes. It’s created over padded satin stitch with DMC Special Dentelles #80 thread. (I couldn’t find any resource for this thread in the USA. I finally found a small online store in the UK and ordered it from them. Shipping alone cost more than the thread!)
So I guess I can say I like doing the needlelace…once it’s done. While doing it, I’m cursing at it because I haven’t mastered the tension of it. But it sure is nice looking at the end. The photos don’t really do it justice.