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:
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.
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.
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!!