Thursday, 8 July 2010

Spirograph III - the last of the embroidery

It's taken a while but I got there in the end - I've finished the embroidery on the Spirograph III hanging.  Here's the final spiral, the very large one, plus a couple of the smaller ones that made it into the shot:

The smaller ones were worked in sections as I found the pattern too fiddly to follow on that scale, but with the big one it was easier to see what needed to go where, so I did it all in one go.  So that is actually one very long continuous thread, only starting and finishing in one place.  That means very little waste, too, so it's also very economical!

Here's as much of the finished piece as I could get into the photo:

There's one small spiral on the right that didn't quite make it into the picture, but next time you see it it'll be off the frame, so everything should be visible.


  1. That's one heck of a long thread! Amazing it didn't break!

  2. Jap gold thread is designed to be couched, so it's pretty strong. I also run it straight off the reel without cutting it until the very end, so that probably helps too.