I am so excited to begin work on my Golden Tapestry project.mentioned it in a blog post when I bought it. I wanted to do my tapestry on a dark green background, and I bought the Dupioni silk for this project three years ago as well. I sat on it this long for several reasons:
- I still need to buy lots of expensive gold metallic thread.
- I'm chicken to cut and stitch on my silk for fear of ruining it.
- Just plain lack of confidence to start and finish this project.
I did read the instructions throughly before any cutting - even highlighted important notes. Since this project requires the same size fabric panels for much of the project, I started the project off by cutting all the batting pieces I would need for main design, border and corner pieces. Then I fused the interfacing to the back of the silk before cutting the fabric
Each file takes a very long time to stitch, so I arranged my materials in an assembly line order - ready for the next part.
I was able to get four panels done today. Twenty eight more to go!!
|Fusing the interfacing to silk before cutting.|
|Stabilizer, batting, fused silk and threads all ready to go!|
The panels stitched beautifully. Depending on the amount of stitches, each one takes 1-2 hours to stitch on my machine.
|Four out of 32 main design panels done.|
This project is going to take a while, but I love the look of it. The gold metallic thread has been easy to work with.
So now there is a new work-in-progress on my design wall. :-)