I was torn about what to post today. It’s a nice feeling to have ideas flowing. Someone said the other day they would love to learn how to do this. I almost decided to post on a basic lesson, but I think I will save that for the next post.
I did say I would show you the lovely red silk I found to use in this sampler. And here it is. It is from ThreadWorx, Vineyard Silk number V140. Not too clear in the photo is a packet of YLI black silk floss. The red sequins are 5 mm and are a Darice product. The red fabric I’ll be using is a 16 ct evenweave. Not shown in the photo are the black 11° seed beads I plan to secure the sequins with. I may use another black fiber. Not sure yet–I’ll play with that as I go along with the project. It would be just as easy to use more than one strand of the YLI silk. We’ll see.
Next post I plan to share a pattern for a blackwork mitten and discuss how to tackle a pattern that has no instructions with it. I will probably address the project in two posts. One that talks about the actually stitching basics. And a second about the topic of “Journeys.”That way I can begin to answer the question, “how do you do that?”
Are you planning to work this sampler with me? What materials do you plan to use?