Sunday, June 10, 2012
Brick Stitch Panel Complete
It took me more days than I expected, but I completed the Bulgarian-inspired brick stitch embroidery today, and I'm ready to turn it into a pouch.
It's not particularly large, just about enough for a hand to comfortably fit, but given how long just this piece took me, I'm perfectly fine with the size :)
After trimming off the excess even weave, and cutting the wool back and the linen lining, I pinned the front and back together to begin the edge finishing. I will use the looped strand technique, but instead of using two colors, I'll use just black. There will be a tricky part at the top where the lace will go to make this a drawstring pouch, and I'm still thinking through how to best handle creating the channel for the lacing (so it looks right on the embroidered panel). All bridges I will cross when I get to them.
For the time being, I'm enjoying not looking at it for an evening! Finishing can start tomorrow.