Saturday, April 27, 2013

WIP

 Here are a couple of close ups of this work in progress.  I had no idea how much embroidery floss you go through making French knots!  I've been separating the floss into 3 strands to get a nice big knot, and I've already gone through an entire skein of floss!  I'm not even half way through making all of the French knots I want on this piece, but  fortunately the variegated green is one I dyed myself, so I can make more.  

I'm off to get my hands green...I know I should wear gloves, but I just find them so awkward and hot!  Good thing I don't have to be anywhere in the next couple of days!

8 comments:

  1. Don't I know it. I once embroidered an entire, I repeat, an entire denim jacket in french knots.....hippie days.

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  2. Amazing texture! The knots are lovely as is the hand dyed floss. Now I'm curious to see more.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. It may be a while before you see this one finished since its only one of many I am juggling at this time.

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  3. I think the knots are just the right touch there.
    My mom made me a queen-sized quilt that she candle-wicked hearts all over. It took her 7 years to finish it.

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    1. Thanks Kris. The quilt your mom made for you sounds like a beautiful treasure!

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  4. Oh Linda! I so love those big green touchable knots! Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Amie. The added texture really does something for it.

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