Thursday, 19 July 2012

It may take a while

For some reason, I decided I'd like some patchwork in silk.  I took a large piece of silk, used one of my great grandmother's transfer and added lots of french knots and web stitches.  Before I'd finished, it got put away while I did something else, and then I forgot about it.  I found it last week when I was looking for a particular hoop, and thought I'd better get some more work done on it.

I finished all the stitching, and then up it went for damp stretching.  I then forgot to take a photo, but when it was ready, it got cut up and I'm now making hexagon flowers.  Each of these hexagons measure half an inch!
It's tiny, but I love it.  This will definitely take a while.

9 comments:

Fiona said...

tiny little hexies..... so pretty...
Hugz

Maggi said...

Lovely and the silk has a beautiful texture.

Annie said...

That is one ambitious project! Looks gorgeous. Did you invent the idea?

Tudy said...

I love hexies but not that small.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh my , aren't you adventurous now! Inspirational post dear!

Terry said...

OK...You're officially insane! LOL Only half an inch? That's crazy! LOL

Wendy said...

I love making hexies, but have never made the smaller ones. these are beautiful!

Evie Jones said...

...but it will be so worth it.

Rudee said...

I think I love that you are incorporating something that belonged to your grandmother into something so challenging. I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.