Yes i know i should have been studying, but i was litening to lectures on the computer while embroidering. I just stopped the video when i need to jot down notes... It was great it took my mind of the borning lecture that normally makes me cringe.. :-)
|Medieval Embroidered Scene: Side One Finished|
|Close up of Medieval Embroidered Scene: Side One|
|Medieval Embroidered Scene: Side Two - Prior to starting|
|Side Two: Different Cotton and Different Stitch|
|Cheap Pearl Cotton|
Here is the cheap pearl cotton i got. [ see this post for the pictures of the cotton] While i was happy with it for doing the tassels for the pouch, i wasn't expecting to be able to embroider with it. It looked too poor a quality.
However i spend about and hour to prepare the thread and so far i have been very happy.
- Remove all the sticky sticky sticky labels (1/2 hour)
- Open up and cut in to the lengths. Fortunately i just chopped it as it comes in a workable length (5 mins)
- Washed in warm soapy water
- Washed again in hair conditioner (yes strange) to make it feel nice
- Hung unceremoniously over my lamp in my room to dry.
- Started embroidery.
I purchased it of EBAY in a bulk lot from a supplier in England (although probably India). It was very cheap.
We shall see how it goes