Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mystery #9 "Shimmering Silks"

Shimmering Silks (Mystery #9) Photo Enhanced to Show Design
Mystery #9 - "Shimmering Silks" - is 8 x 8 and stitched on white congress cloth, using 5 different types of silk - Soie d'Alger, Soie Perlee, Soie Gobelin, Soie Platte in blue and Waterlilies in a creme banana color. Also using Kreinik Very Fine metallics in banana yellow and blue and Mill Hill Petite glass beads in ivory.

Shimmering Silks in Close Up (Photo Enhanced)

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The photos for this article are all courtesy of LD who stitched this piece with the original colors. The two photos above have been darkened to show the design better.  LD says the colors are actually very muted so you have to be very close to see the details.  The border is yellow silk couched down with light blue Balger in a pattern.  LD says it took very careful counting to get the pattern couching of that border right as the colors are so close.  Her original, unenhanced, photos are below.  They will give you an idea of the muted color scheme.

Shimmering Silks Mystery #9 (Photo NOT Enhanced)

Shimmering Silks in Close Up (Photo NOT Enhanced)

Cover Page for Mystery #9, Courtesy of Colesbrooke

Materials List:
12 x 12 inch white Congress cloth
Soie d’Alger silk #1442
Soie Perlee #1442
Soie Gobelin  #1442 (2 reels)
Soie Platte #1442
Waterlilies "Banana" #131
Kreinik #4 braid in both 191 and 194 (one reel of each)
Mill Hill beads #40123 (pale ivory)







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