Spirograph III – the last of the embroidery

It’s taken a while but I got there in the end – I’ve finished the embroidery on the Spirograph III hanging.  Here’s the final spiral, the very large one, plus a couple of the smaller ones that made it into the shot: The smaller ones were worked in sections as I found the pattern too fiddly…

Spirograph III – update

In between work and the World Cup, I haven’t been doing all that much sewing, but I have done some, and I have proof! To recap, I’d repositioned the fabric on the frame to get the rest of the design visible, with two smaller spirals and the very big one to do: I’ve now completed…

Spirograph III – winding on the frame

I’ve now finished the first two spirals in the Spirograph III hanging: These are at opposite ends of the frame, but they’re both over towards the same side.  The rest of the design is over to the other side. All of which is fine, but my frame isn’t wide enough to get everything visible in…

Spirograph III – one and a bit spirals

I’ve completed the first of the spirals on the Spirograph III hanging, and am about half way through the second.  Here’s the first one, all done: The first of the spirals was more of a challenge than I’d been anticipating, I must admit.  I mentioned last time that I went wrong somewhere and needed to…

Spirograph III wallhanging

After a break and a couple of cushions, I’ve now started the second in the series of three Spirograph wallhangings. To confuse things slightly, I’m doing number three next, instead of number two; the largest spiral in the design for the second one is actually too wide to get it all visible on my embroidery…

Spirograph I – goldwork finished

All the goldwork embroidery on the first of the Spirograph hangings is now finished! Here’s the final spiral, completed: I’ve now taken the hanging off the frame, so we can finally see the whole thing. A warning first, though: it hasn’t been stretched or pressed yet, so it’s not looking its best. I’ll damp stretch…

Spirograph I – couching goldwork

As the final spiral is bigger and so it’s easier to see what’s going on, I thought I’d show you the whole process in more detail. To start with, here are the threads I’m using: I use two strands of the passing thread, Japanese Gold no. 8, and by running them straight off two reels…

Spirograph I – the fourth spiral

Apologies for not having posted in ages, and apologies in advance for this post being a bit short. I have been busy, but as all the spirals look identical I felt like I was running out of things to say about them, and you were probably getting fed up with me saying them! Anyway, the…

Spirograph I – and now the third

Things are coming along nicely with the first of the Spirograph hangings – I’ve now finished the third of the goldwork spirals. This photo’s at a bit of a funny angle, but it should give you some idea of how they’re all working together: I’ve finally remembered to measure them, to give you some context,…

Spirograph I – second spiral

I’ve completed the second Spirograph spiral on the first of the hangings, and here it is: As I’m using the same basic design but repeated in different sizes, you could be forgiven for thinking I’m just showing you the first spiral again, but I’m not, honestly! To prove it, here they both are together: I…