Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One down, two to go!

First panel appliqued! It's a little wonky, but I'm sure the others will improve -  I'm quite looking forward to doing more!

The needlepoint purse is done! An interesting and fun exercise in colour shifts using my favourite colours. It's hard to photograph the colours accurately. There is no grey in the purse - what you should be seeing are subtle shades of the blue and green - but they've photographed as grey!
I lined it with bright magenta silk...
And backed it with soft navy leather.
This is my next needlepoint project. The design is from Kaffe Fassett's 'Pattern Library'. I've used this design in needlepoint before and it translates beautifully. I haven't quite finalised my colours yet. I'm wanting something softer and washed out - like the beach. I've been playing around with my skeins for well over and hour now! I can't wait to start colouring this in - I'm using a much softer pallet than usual and am itching to see how it turns out...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work. I'm a huge fan of Kaffe Fassett and can't wait to see what colours you decide on for the colouring in.