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Gilt Sylke Twist Strawberry – All Filled Up

 

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Here’s my strawberry, satin stitched with the Gilt Sylke Twist. I’m dying to move a little faster on this little embroidery experiment, but time, alas, isn’t on my side right now!

I’m hoping to stitch the lattice work couching on tonight. I laid the pink Gilt Sylke Twist on to see how it would look, and I think it’ll look pretty good!

My fear is that I will finish the strawberry and loose interest in finishing the rest of the little design!

Here’s the satin stitching in progress and finished:

Strawberry embroidered in satin stitch with Gilt Sylke Twist

Working across the strawberry did pose some difficulties in the way the thread lays. I like Carol-Anne’s suggestion about using two needles threaded with the GST, and taking turns. Although this looks a bit bumpy there in the middle, it turned out ok, and the warbly parts will be stroked into submission before I lay the lattice work on. Actually, the lattice, I think, will help hold the threads in place.

Strawberry embroidered in satin stitch with Gilt Sylke Twist

Here’s the finished satin stitching. I’m wondering what will happen when I stitch between the GST to couch the lattice threads on. Will it separate noticeably? We shall see. I’ll use a very fine needle and only one strand of thread.

Strawberry embroidered in satin stitch with Gilt Sylke Twist

I think this thread is really gorgeous! From even a small distance, you can’t really make out the individual gold wraps. You end up with a sense of the gold, in the way that it picks up the light, sparkles here and there, and gives off an overall “shimmeriness” (if that’s even a word!).

So, that’s where I am right now. I’d love to know who else is stitching practice pieces with the GST and if you have any pictures posted… Do share!!

 
 

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  1. Mary
    This is beautiful – definitely good enough to eat! Thankyou for the remarkable detailed method of stitching.

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  2. muy bonito el trabajo, pero no entendi como se borda la fresa, es segundo tendido es un hilo que tiene dorado o como es. mil gracias. podria contestar mi inquietud

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