So we come to the end. I’ve skipped ahead a few steps in this post so you’ll see all the final stages.
After finishing the woven picots, all the main sections were done, and it was left to tart it up a bit. First, I couched in the cap.
I used two different colours, in groups of 4 threads, one on top, and one underneath.
Then I decided to use another of my lovely hand dyed variegated cottons in a browny, brambley colour scheme, first to couch a line to the base, tidying up the leaves and base, and then used 2 strands to do lots of french knot texture to look like soil. This worked beautifully with the varigation of the threads to give a really natural depth.
Tune in tomorrow for the final piece’s full frontal glamour shot.