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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Stained glass flowers

I finished all of the xs on the Art Nouveau Peacock Firescreen this weekend. I took a quick snap before I started on the backstitch:



I'm pleased I had a look at the chart before I started the BS - it's done in black with TWO threads. I have to say I wasn't all that convinced as I started the flower in the top right corner. But as soon as I started the long straight lines of BS, making the design look like a stained glass window, I was delighted, and my faith in Barbara Thompson (the designer) was restored. I'm making pretty good progress with this so far - so long as I don't get bored I should get this done fairly quickly, which would be lovely.



In other news - it's FREEZING here. Well, probably not that cold on a global scale, but pretty nippy. I'm so pleased our heating was fixed last Thursday - it's on full blast right now, and my fingers still feel chilly! But I can't wear gloves and stitch, so I'll just live with it...

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Happy stitching

6 comments:

geeky Heather said...

Oh, my, that is going to be BEAUTIFUL! I would have been skeptical of the 2 strands of black, too, but it really is making it look like stained glass.

Giovanna said...

Oh wow, the backstitching really does it - so beautiful! It's freezing here too, and it's been snowing heavily since yesterday afternoon - yuck...

Fee said...

Wow jo that is looking amazing, what a huge difference the backstitch makes in this piece, really transforms it! Good luck with the rest.

Fee

Sandra said...

I've never used two strands for backstitching before, but I have to say it looks amazing on this design

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What a difference the BS makes and it looks like you're going to have a lot of it!

Rachael G said...

That is lovely