Lately I have spent a lot of hours on Belle , the lavender fairy . All her fairy wings are stitched . . .
. . . and I am now stitching the lavender flowers on each side of her .
The lavender itself is not difficult to stitch . I began to stitch each flower on its own and finishing off the thread before I moved to the next flower . However , it seemed as if the amount of thread the kit provided dvindled rather quickly when I did it this way , so I then decided that I would ' jump ' with the thread beween the small lavender flowers as long as the distance wasn't more than 2 - 3 aida squares . I am also going to add Kreinik for the stems , so I am hoping that any threads on the back won't show through the fabric later on .
The other two things I have left to do now is to finish the skin areas and to stitch all the little pretty flies that fly around the fairy . However , the flies are tiny which mean a lot of starting and finishing threads , and stitching the skin colours requires a lot of concentration so I'll only stitch those in the daytime . Still , I hope I can finish those last areas this week so I can start with the beads and Kreinik soon : ) Can't wait !
By the way , does any of you know whether it is possible to hand wash Polstitches hand-dyed fabrics ?
It would be nice to be able to wash the stitching since I have handled it so much . . .
Happy Stitching Everyone !