Friday, September 16, 2016

Winter wreath - almost finished

Almost finished

I'm almost finished and I have to say I am really happy with this project. Up above, you see my progress with adding initials in the center.

Stitching berry stems with rayon floss

I stitched the berries using 1 strand of DMC rayon floss in a shiny copper color - 30434 - Sepia Brown.

Closeup on berry stems

The finished berries - I love the sheen.

finishing the back

Next, I finished up the back - I drew up the excess linen in the back using a loose running stitch. Then I cut a circle of interfacing and stitched some navy linen onto it...

My idea for the finished back

Here's what I hope the finished back will look like - nice and neat!

braiding gold floss

I braided some gold floss together to give the hoop something nice to hang from...

braided floss to hang the hoop with

Apologies for the last few photos, they were taken in the middle of some late-night crafting, and my cell camera is very odd in low light.

But there's my progress so far! I'll get some proper photos before I give the hoop away, and share those and a book review on Feeling Stitchy very soon!

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