Saturday, November 14, 2009

Edith Wolford by Silver Lining

So this is officially my oldest WIP, not that I have completed very much of it. It's a lovely purple and orange iris - you can start to make out a petal on the right - from Silver Lining, which does the most beautiful detailed roses, irises, and other flowers. I did Dream Lover, a blue iris, a couple of years ago, and I have about a dozen other patterns.

I got very frustrated working on Edith not long after I started because many of the colors are very similar (the orange in the picture is about 12 different oranges), and the center part in particular (where I started) is mostly confetti-style stitches. I ended up packing it up and putting it away in 2008.

When I started working on Meeting on the Turret Stairs , I had to adjust my stitching style to accomodate how the pattern is basically all confetti stitching. The only way you can effectively keep track of where you are is by working one 10x10 square at a time, one page at a time. I am going to apply that way of stitching to Edith Wolford instead of just trying to follow how the colors flow.

As you can see, I've started squaring off the top of a page (the straight line of stitching) by filling in the 10x10 graph squares around what I'd already stitched. I think it should work out a lot more smoothly this time.

The fabric is an off white 32 count lugana.


Chiloe said...

How is the design? I don't know that one but it seems like a lot of work ;-)

HerBoudoir said...

Here's what the design looks like finished: http://www.123stitch.com/cgi-perl/itemdetail.pl?item=99-2106

Hope that helps!

Working pieces one 10x10 square at a time is a lot of work and it's not my favorite way to stitch, but some designs are so beautiful I can't resist :-)