It's always a good day when I get to use Katayori. For LilyCompassI, I made 6:1 Katayori using all four of the secondary colors, plus #1 metallic (#1 Lt Metallic Rainbow Gold, Red, and Purple). The gold crescents are the same 6:1 Katayori using Midori 5612 with #1 metallic. Please Uguisu Reflects on Ume's post to read a little more on Katayori.
Instead of leaving the Katayori on the chop sticks, I place them on a Graham Koma with a half hitch and wind them on. This gives the stitcher tons more control on the tension as well as placement.
Then begin couching. As with the inner points, I have also placed the lighter colors directly across from the larger points:
At some point between laying in the light blue and purple I must have slipped into stitching nirvana as I seem to have forgotten about taking pictures. Sorry about that. Good news is that I did recover in time to take a picture with all four complete:
With the dark gold in place:
Friday: Lily Compass I Embroidery, Gold-work on Outer Points
Monday: Lily Compass I Embroidery, Outlines
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