Saturday, 10 May 2014

Apple Tree fire screen - more apples

Last time, I'd finished the first apple in the design, with two more to go.  Here's the first:

And the second:

The fabric has puckered a bit around them, as you can see; This fabric - an organza -  is too fine to stretch as tautly as I would normally do with linen, but as all of this is still an intermediate stage, I'm not too bothered about it - it shouldn't make any difference to the finished piece.

A bit more to do with the apples, to add the detail at the bottom.  I filled in the 'X' on each of them with Madeira 0511, a slightly darker red, in split stitch, and then added a small cluster of red beads at its centre:

All the apples completed:

I'll start the leaves next time.

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