Lindisfarne Beasts: most of a dog

Just a short post today, to bring you up to date with progress. I’ve now finished the front half of the dog.  I forgot to take a photo of his separate front leg, so here’s all of him in one go: You might just be able to make out in the marked-up design that there’s…

Lindisfarne Beasts: marked up and gold

Last time, I’d got half of the design traced on my improvised light box.  I’ve now got it all traced: and then the fabric stretched onto a frame: Time to start the embroidery! You’re not going to be too surprised to hear that gold is going to feature here.  All the outlines are going to…

White Horse: completed

I said last time that there wasn’t much left to do, and I’ve done it! Firstly, I needed to finish the embroidery itself, with the final back leg: It doesn’t show up too well in the photo, but the stitching follows the shape of the horse’s back end and curves round through 90 degrees, so that the…

White Horse: half a horse

Time to fill in the horse’s body, or at least half of it. Starting with the head and legs: The stitching follows the shape of the horse, to help give it shape. The face looks a bit odd like that, but looks better with the neck filled in: And then the front leg: And the…

White Horse: finishing the knot and starting the horse

Some good progress to show you today, so without further ado, here’s the knot finished: And with the knot done, it’s time to start the horse. The horse itself will be white, of course, but there’s a little bit of colour for the hooves and eyes: I’m still using Madeira stranded cotton, with no. 2114…

White Horse: a lot more knot

A lot of progress to show you today.  Another quarter of the knot: And another quarter after that: Very nearly finished the knotwork now…

White Horse: more of the knot

I’m making good progress now, and have done quite a bit more of the knot.   It has a definite start-finish point as the horse’s tail, so I started there and followed the line: It falls into four quarters; the tail starts half way through one of them, but after that I could do a…

White Horse: a touch of colour

With all the gold outline done, it’s time to start adding the colour. As with Earth mini, the knotwork is to be in Madeira stranded cotton 1406, worked in split stitch.  As with the gold outline, I worked the separate part of the knot, the one with the leaves and stalks on it, first: The colours…

White Horse: horse outline

After completing the gold knot outline, there was just the horse itself to do, which didn’t take too long.  And here it is: That’s all the gold chain stitching completed, so next I can start adding colour.  That should make a big difference!

White Horse: knot outline

Back to business after the stone carving excitement, and the rest of the gold edging for the knot: That really makes a difference in seeing the overall knot design, doesn’t it.  Just the horse itself to outline now, which shouldn’t take too long.