Sunday, 31 July 2005

Dragonfly Wings Finished

The wings are finished on this Dragonfly - I am just still thinking about its eyes.


Steps in the construction can be found by scrolling down - they are in three places.

Just a couple of points:

The exact thread is YLI "Reflections" (a metallic machine thread), called Black (even though it is dark green.

The whole work is two long threads, which can be difficult to manage - it is worth often running the needle right up the thread to the fabric surface, holding the needle and letting the whole thread drop to untangle.

Now I have got to this stage, I will actually tack the wings down to the fabric with a couple of very large stitches while I finish the rest of the work and mount it - just to protect them a little.

Not that there is a lot more to be done - the end is in sight for this UFO. If you look at this link, this dragonfly is on the lefthand side, in the middle section - you can just see its body before the wings were added.


Blogger Ulla said...

Oh so beautiful.As I understand this is a type of stumpwork or.....
Yesterday I thought of you when I was reading Lena 07/05 and I found a cross-stitchpattern for a dragonfly.I have been following your work with the dragonfly and I think I try do do somethimg later with the method you described.Beads and thread give a beautiful "look".

Thank you for visiting my blog.Yes I have had a week full of joy and beauty and I still have silver in my hair.

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Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Wow, how beautiful your dragonfly is!

1:03 am  
Blogger Claudia said...

I just LOVE your dragonfly and all your works so beautifully done!

1:39 am  
Blogger Nicki Lee said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece of work! I love all your dragonflies and hope that with your instructions I can create one half as pretty as yours. Awesome blog!

4:16 am  

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