Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Elsa Williams Small Tree of Life Crewel kit , nearly finished
Having saved the best bits till last , I,m now really enjoying this crewel kit . I,m working all the " Bittersweet " flowers and berries now . There are three shades of this colour , which are so subtle that it is very hard to distinguish between them ...but not impossible and the shading does make a difference . At last the picture begins to sparkle .
On the large blue flower ,F on the instruction leaflet , it says to do the stamens in gold stem stitches and the pistils in gold bullion stitches ....however if you look at the picture of the completed project on the front of the leaflet , it interestingly shows the stamens worked in medium light citron gold with a little bit of Bittersweet at the base of the stamens , which I have done and think looks really nice . I just need to perfect the centre of this flower where the two upper petals meet .
I,m going into some detail about this lovely vintage kit , in case anyone else should be thinking of doing it .
A few more French knots to the flower centres and we should be done .