Friday, September 02, 2016

Is it September Already?


Could it be that I don't want this piece to end? I've finished the embroidery, now I have decided that instead of stretching it like a canvas, I will baste a marking line around the edge of the work, interline it with muslin, catch-stitch the muslin to the linen along the basted line, then fold a hem along the the edge, trim the interlining, catch-stitch the inner side of the hem to the outside of the muslin, then fold and slipstitch a hem, being careful not to poke my needle through the outside layer.

Where are those elves when you need 'em?
Did I mention that the piece measures 51"wide and 63 1/4" high? That's about 19 feet around! And not a stitch of finishing will show. But the interlining gives the cloth a beautiful hand, stability and smoothness.


6 comments:

  1. I love these updates on your magnum opus.

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  2. It will be worth it, it will have so much more life than on canvas

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  3. ah the finishing touches

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  4. If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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  5. beautiful finishing for an exceptional work.

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  6. amazing, awesome, ad infinitum

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