Tuesday 5 May 2020

The Mermaid is back!

I'm sure you've all been waiting for her since LJ is all finished and framed, and now it's time - I started working on The Mermaid again, making her my next big focus project to finish. I already finished my first rotation on her - ten hours of backstitching! Since you haven't seen her in a while, here is where we last left her off...or rather, where I left her off; I think I never showed you the start I made on backstitching by outlining her skin and face!

Now in ten hours, one can do a lot of backstitching, and I did. I stitched around the border three times - once insice the gold, and then the in- and outside of the blue - and I backstitched allll these seashells! I also stitched around her tail and fin.

Now I only have two colours of backstitching left - the rocks and her hair, mostly. There are also some special instructions, like adding blending filament, gold and beads. We'll see if another ten hours will be enough to finish her, but stitching the shells certainly was the most laborous part of backstitching!


Pamela said...

How gorgeous! I’m not crazy about doing the backstitching, but it makes such a difference.

diamondc said...

Leonore: She is beautiful, i hate backstitching but know that in most designs they are needed.
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Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Woohoo! Fantastic backstitching progress. She is looking wonderful.

Astrids dragon said...

So exciting that she's almost finished. The backstitching is really paying off!

katjakay said...

Oh she's so close to done, and so beautiful

Rachel said...

Wow! Ten hours of backstitching is an lot in one go, but what a difference it's made. Good luck with what will hopefully be your last rotation on her. :)