Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Finally some finishes

Greetings. Sorry about the delay between postings. I was having a ton of problems with my old laptop. I now have a shiny red and silver piece of efficient machinery in front of me. Her name is Dr. Vibby Girlfriend and she is fast. Her name is due to several in jokes between Persian Pen Name and I. It would take an entire post to explain how she got her name and probably would not be all that funny to you. Microsoft Vista is not all that but it was the only OS they were putting on the higher grade laptops.

On to the stitching.

I have actually finished two projects within the past month. A little Assassi dragon scissor fob and Christmas Labyrinth. Christmas Labyrinth has been a UFO/WIP since March of 2006...for good reason. Lots of quarter stitches and metallic fibers. For anyone who wants to do this project...convert the recommended metallics to Rainbow Gallery Petite Braid. The metallic I was using was a PITA to work with and also keep ripping up the beautiful silk variagated fiber. Also, the green backstiching color as charted does not exist. I used Krienick 009V, emerald green. I am done complaining about a truly annoying project that is totally worth it in the end. I have posted pics with and without the back stitching, so you can see the fun fractionals. So without further yammering the pictures.

5 comments:

Arthemise said...

Your Christmas piece looks great! Metallics are such a pain but well worth it! I like Rainbow Gallery metallics better than Kreiniks, but I have the Kreiniks in my stash and so usually just go with the lazy option.

Meg said...

It might have been aggravating to do, but the piece looks lovely. One way to work more easily with metallics is to lightly pass them over beeswax. That helps with both the twisting and the problems with shredding other fibers. The other thing is to keep the lengths short. Yes, they're a pain to work with, but what's the world without sparkle?

HasturTorres said...

Thread Heaven is the only thing that saved this piece from becoming lining in Hastur's kennel!This a piece that definetly needs to be seen in person due to the gorgeous sparkles. It was worth the pain!

Kathryn said...

Ah, ha! Another convert to Rainbow Gallery Treasure Petite Braid! I love stitching with this thread. I also love Rainbow Gallery Designer's Dream for items that look good with a tiny bit of fur (like squirrel tails or reindeer).

TheMadBlonde said...

I've been looking for more information about this piece for some time (ever since I saw it on another site), but not finding any. I've even had a running search on ebay for the pattern. Can you tell me, please, where you found it & any more info? I don't even know the designer/publisher. Thanks in advance! -Karen