I fell immediately in love with the design because of the colors and use of different threads: silk, wool, cotton, metallics. I was very happy to receive this kit from my DH for my birthday.
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Overview after the finishing the briar rose.
Only a few small things have to be done...wheat, rose hips, leaves and the looped ribbon needs some correction.
This pretty wheat forms a nice complement to the design.
The stalk is in split stitch, the grains in bullion knots. A few straight stitches at the tips and in the centre of the grain complete the wheat. Very light and light daffodil Gumnut Yarns Buds perlé silk is used for the grains.
Remember the dent in the ribbon loop?
Very carefully I have extended the stitches. It is better, isn't it?
The finished front side of the cushion.
The inner border is stem stitch, the outer border whipped split stitch.
The corner motives are petals in satin stitch. It helped to stitch split stitches as outlines first. That made it easier to make the edges of the satin stitches more even.
I had a hard time sewing the cord around the cushion. I had to sew into the cord to hide a stitching line on the cord. The stitching line is visible on the next picture.
A lot of fiddling was needed to make both ends meet.
In the next post I will show the completed cushion.