For my next Trinket Box panel, I’m doing a motif based on
Even tho I saved down the image from the Met Museum, I think that the photo above is about as clear as mud. You can see it much better if you go to the original, if you care to, and check it out here : http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/229027?rpp=20&pg=1&rndkey=20130128&ft=*&what=Textiles%7cSatin%7cCase+furniture&pos=3#fullscreen
Click on http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/229027 to see the details about the piece.
This is the line drawing I worked up
I recognise the flower as being a daffodil, but the original wasn’t in yellow and I want to keep to the colour scheme used on my trinket box panels so far – russet and blues. (Even if the flower looks a bit pink on your monitor, it’s actually 2 shades of russet and a cream)
Here are the s-w purls supplied for the Trinket Box that I’ve selected to use on this motif :
The twist (well, it’s a gimp) I show was a present from Fran. It’s marked “Vintage Russian Silk Gimp on Silk”. It’s quite stiff and a lovely old gold colour. It should hold the sharp shapes required by the motif well. I’m thinking of filling the stem with a silver purl, mostly because I don’t have any silver twist in my stash.
The techniques used with applying the s-w purl are looping and basket stitch. These have been taught in the TT Stumpwork course.
The long and short stitch butterfly will be done in silk thread.
And that’s pretty much it! I’m currently setting up a slate frame to stitch it on – I want really good tension so all of that s-w purl doesn’t do anything evil like bow after it comes after the frame. I’m adding a calico/muslin backing, to support the weight of all that purl.