Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Rainbow squares - red

The second of the squares I've done. 4" square again, and more goldwork, but really in gold this time. The trunk and stems are in couched no. 8 Jap gold thread, and the leaves in rough purl and bright check purl. The trunk is worked on one layer of yellow felt, and the leaves on two layers, to pad them out nicely and give a 3D effect.

I think this design would look good in crewel work - I should give that a go some time.


  1. A beautiful design Ruth.
    You have such patience to work so intricately.

  2. I have very selective patience - I can work on something like this, that I enjoy, for hours, but faced with a pile of ironing my patience lasts for about a millisecond!