Friday, April 13, 2007
My new enthusiasm for the needlework of the 17th and 18th century, also known as the golden age, has brought me back to working on my Unicorn sampler. This progress picture is after several hours of working the lacis sections. The area is quite large, and it has taken forever to withdraw the threads to make the grid, and wrap all of the vertical threads. Now I am putting in the design with the dove's atil stitches, and then I will add the needleweaving and pinwheels. I chose to do this on 36 count instead of the 40 which is what the model was stitched on, so I will only have half of the fluer de lis. At the time that I purchased this project I was highly intimidated by it, and I thought the larger count would be easier. Now, of course I wish I had gotten the 40 ct. but oh well, live and learn! Anyhow, here is my progress and a picture of the finished model.