Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Progress on September TIF
Here are a series of pix showing progress on the September TIF, from choosing the background (the sky blue as opposed to the beige silk noile), selecting threads, and starting stitching.
I decided to do a lot of the vertical stitching to start, so I can do the horizontal couching all together. It's taking longer than I thought, but I'm making it up as I go along, so that's my excuse. I like the "hardness" of the chainette thread, reminding me of the stone in the architecture. In the real Bayeux tapestry, they used wool which would have given a softer effect. Also, my threads are different thicknesses, giving problems of scale that I have to resolve as I go along, but I'm enjoying it very much.