Friday, 23 May 2014

Closing moves

I haven't got the gilt Sylke twist I ordered in time, but a friend has sent me some blue, a pink and a green, so I decided to go ahead with what I had. And yes it makes a difference. The photos don't really show the gilt wire around the silk core but having that there makes the petals a lot more self supporting. I didn't need to use the passing thread for a supporting cord, I used the GST.

And yes it is an interesting thread to use! I read Tricia's advice on the Thistle Threads site, did a sample or two and just ploughed ahead! It is REALLY springy, but I found that if you keep it under a light tension that helps to prevent it snagging and breaking too much. I will definitely come back to it and explore it some more.

The cornflowers were a pig to do, up and down, up and down, now it is just to assemble. The cord handle is made and a lovely volunteer at Gawthorpe Textiles - Dianne Derbyshire - has made some lace for around the opening. There is no drawstring and no sign of any tassels so none of them to make. Here's hoping no more hiccups.







4 comments:

  1. If you get a low side light on the gilt sylke twist it will show up the metal thread beautifully. It positively sparkles!

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  2. Saw your lovely Sweet Bag on FB, great that I have found your Blog ! All your works are so beautiful !
    Francesca
    http://lasoffittadeltempoperduto.blogspot.it/

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  3. Thank you so much Francesca for your lovely comments

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