In the spring of 2007, I began and finished a church embroidery project featuring the Agnus Dei symbol. The project is worked in silk and metal threads, and in a sense, it was another experimental project for me. I had to discover how some of the stitching would work to produce the effect I wanted. Here, I’m including all the posts that work through this project step-by-step. While they are not necessarily lessons in embroidery, the various articles contain some valuable tips on working the project.
This church embroidery project began in December, 2006, with designing the piece. I began stitching the piece in the middle of February, and finished it in April, on time for Easter. The project took in excess of 300 hours, including design, set up, some practice stitching, and the stitching and finishing of the piece.
If you would like to follow this project as it developed, please visit the following links, which is are listed chronologically:
Italian Stitch – experimenting with the background stitches
Project Set Up and First Stitches
Finishing the Hill and Beginning the Background
The Sky is In and Beginning the Nimbus
Couching Flat Silk with Gold Passing Thread
The Halo and Banner are Completed
The Lamb is Finished
The Completed Project