It’s three weeks since I posted about my Bethlehem embroidery, this is the one I started at a workshop by Deborah Mullins last autumn. The design is inspired by Palestinian embroidery, particularly the style found traditionally in Bethlehem. Three weeks ago I was couching round the spiral copper wires…
I’ve not done much this time but progress is progress! I’ve finished the couching, I managed to unpick the bit at the beginning where I was couching in and out of the spiral – it’s not that easy to unpick on the heavy felt backing as the threads bed themselves in!
I’m still a bit undecided about how to fill in the gaps, but I decided to stitch the outer chevron ring first, so I can plan the fillers as a whole. I’m using two threads of perle at a time, just alternating the colours, I think it’s going to take a while!
This SAL is organised by Avis, we post our progress on our hand-stitching every three weeks, please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Helen