Lot's going on here at the Lily patch..... work continues on the kitchen of the Lily patch, a 55th birthday weekend, trying out screen printing methods for putting designs on fabric, and lastly, the Plum trunk was put in over the weekend.
We stayed up late last night to finish work on the Ume trunk. I can't believe how much adding this feature has changed the whole piece.
Details on how I worked the trunk - step by step: Used my handy blue pencil and drew in various cracks and crevices. Twisted up a whole bunch of 2:1 medium twist. Used a ton of colors and none of the twisted threads were one color - they were all mixed. Here's a shot of the spools although I think there were 3 next to my awl when this was taken....
As you can see by the pictures, had lots of needles going at anyone time. URU looked awfully hairy but it was great to be able to pick up and work a section in one color, park it, work another.
Here he is this morning:
Almost finished: Need to put in a couple more floating petals and then the stamens. Ah, the stamens unless you think the Ume do not need them...
Hope you have a great stitching week!
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