Silver snowdrop sample – completed

With the snowdrop cut out, I needed to stitch it to a background fabric, but as this is an experiment, I decided to try a completely different fabric to usual: net. Pinned to a square of white net: The pins all go over the stitching, not into it, and are enough to hold it in…

Silver snowdrop sample – the snowdrops

Another ghastly photo, but hopefully you can more or less tell that I’ve finished the satin stitch for the upper leaves and  around the edge of the snowdrops: That’s all the embroidery done – now to cut it out…

Silver snowdrop sample – satin stitch

To hold the silver mesh in place, I’m stitching over it in sating stitch around the edge; the double row of split stitch forms the extent of the satin stitch, leaving as much of the mesh exposed as possible. The roots first: Stems and most of the leaves: The large single leaf: My stitching looks…

Silver snowdrop sample – outline

A short post for a fair amount of sewing: using split stitch, I’ve worked a double row of stitches around the outline of the design, and just inside it: I want the silver mesh to form the design and so be as visible as possible, but it also needs to be held firmly in place…

Silver snowdrop sample – Italian tubular mesh wire ribbon

As I mentioned before, the point of this sample is to try something using the Italian tubular mesh wire ribbon (henceforth referred to as ‘mesh’ as it’s a lot easier). Here’s the design on the fabric, stretched on a frame: The design is clearly far too fiddly to try and apply the mesh to it,…