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.

1 comment:

Purple Missus said...

Oh, how organised you are :)
I just grab as a I go along.
This looks like it could be a long project - I know it would certainly take me forever.
It will look wonderful when its finished though. Will you get it done before the end of the month?