Wednesday, May 19, 2010
4-Way Butterflies Bargello, Step 3
It took months and months, but finally the butterflies are finished. They are stitched with 2 colors of Waterlilies plus Kreinik Blending Filament in coordinating colors. As I'm sure you are aware, using Blending Filament with several strands of silk is not the most fun you've ever had, but I like the randomness of the result. I did not want a metallic showing on every stitch and did not want to "work" at achieving that effect by going over it later with the Blending Filament. So, I struggled with it all in the needle at once. I manipulated the overdyes just slightly to get lighter & darker areas and used mostly Tent and Slanted Gobelin stitches. The butterflies could also be done all the same color, or in several colors, lots of possibilities. I chose these 2 colors to coordinate with my friend's home.