I have been pretty busy with various embroidery projects, some of which are still ongoing. Nevertheless I have managed to finish one small project. I am calling this Autumn as the colours are very autumnal. The yarn is a gorgeous mix of alpaca and silk and comes from Elvincraft in the Isle of Skye. Spun for knitting or lace making the yarn has to be cut into stitchable lengths for embroidery. This time I decided to cut the yarn into its three main colour groups – purple, orange and green. Here it is.
The design, if it can actually be called a design, is a rather haphazard medley of curvy shapes. The dark purple stands out which is why I used it for the smaller shapes. The stitching is silk shading or long and short stitch. The fabric is a fine linen. The outline is meant to be a circle, but turned out to be a somewhat wobbly one. It is now safely ensconced in its Nurge No 4 wooden frame, ready for hanging, if I only had a spare place to hang it. This work took up 33 and a half hours of stitching.