Continuing on from Lesson 1, we will start with:
Texture no. 5 is the most complicated of the needle weaving patterns and by working through this, you should be on a position to work the others with ease.
- This pattern, with it’s variation which we will cover, is worked in one of the feathers in the neck ruffle described in point 7 on page 88.
- It is repeated at the base of the tail feathers, described in point 71 on page 97.
A variation of double weaving, checks and stripes no. 13 is more simple although, in this project I have used stranded cotton to work it in some places. Normally, I would only use a perle or a dentelles but in this instance, the colour I wanted to use was not available in the thread ranges. It is more fiddly, but do-able.
- It is worked with stranded cotton in the purple check flowers described in point 10 on page 89.
- It is repeated in the inside of the flowers described in point 49 on page 94.
- It is also used for the two inner sections of the flower described in point 67 on page 96.
Checks and stripes no. 13 is also worked with perle threads.
- This is worked into one of the feathers in the neck ruffle described in point 17 on page 90.
- There is a small cirlicue described in point 61 on page 96.
- Also worked with perle thread, needle weaving texture no. 2 is used to fill the feather described in point 43 on page 93.
- It is used again in the upright feather described in point 63 on page 96.
By far the most complicated of the bead embroidery techniques in this project is caging the flatback crystal to create Colin’s eye.
You will find a large plastic button in your teaching kit and we will work over this button with perle no. 5 thread, going through the stitch video clip on the stitch dictionary page.
This will bring us to the end of lesson 2. If, however, we have done well and there is still some time left we will move onto the remaining bead embroidery stitches that are talked about at the beginning of lesson 3.
And now, once again, for the lesson video which I will feature on all of the lesson pages because you will probably want to come back to it again and again, as you work through the project.
(Don’t forget to click the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of each video to get it to full screen).