Monday, June 04, 2012

Pear Collage Finale!

Can you believe the Pear Collage is finished?  I can't.  We started with the plan of 5 lessons.  Then I changed it up to 4 lessons to make room for a fabulous Halloween canvas that we just have to stitch this fall.

I'm not the least bit sorry I made the change.  There's lots and lots of coolness in the last lesson.

This canvas has always felt elegant to me.  It didn't need or want all my typical frou frou.  Yes of course it needed beads and metallics but it needed elegant versions of those.


The white flowers are simply long stitches of white floss and accentuate.  They needed just a subtle shimmer.


There's a little blue green in the piece.  That comes to life thanks to Petite Silk Lamé Braid.  I really, really love the petite size in that thread.




The pears are variation of Mosaic Stitch patterns in several shades of Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid.
All accented with more beads.  It's all very, very subtle.  I understand there was concern that I was going to completely bead the fruit.  Surprise, I didn't. Maybe next time.


This one will be framed.  I have the most amazing frame ever on order for it.  Very, very cool.  I have the companion piece Apples on bars ready to stitch but there are other things calling my name first.    Like the first lesson of the Garden Party Mod Collage and the 4th lesson of the row of ladies.  Those take priority.

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