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.