The first part of my design is nearly completed.
I had a quick read of one of my books yesterday. My Goldwork books have been my bedtime reading for the last few weeks. And I haven't followed the 'order of work' to the letter.
I should have done all the padding first, then the outlining before starting to fill the design. I haven't done this because I wasn't to sure what it was I wanted to do. Even as I was working along the first stem I changed my mind about how I wanted it to look.
Even though I have freestyled my work to a certain extent I am very pleased with how the embroidery is progressing. Yes, there are some mistakes - but this is my first attempt.
The different ways to couch the threads to the fabric give so much texture to the work
and even working with a limited palette (copper in this case) there is great depth of colour.
Luckily I had some small beads that were the right colour.