2 June 2006

Polychrome Coif

Finally got some pictures of the polychrome coif, not too great, but give an idea of what is going on. I will get some better ones on the weekend. The stitch used is detached buttonhole. You work around the motif in chain stitch, and catch the foundation thread on the inside loop of the chain stitch. Bar goes from right to left. You work the detached buttonhole over the bar from left to right.

This is about three hours work. Most of that is me getting used to working with the Chinese silk floss thread. It really is like floss, it snags very easily (worse than the Eterna stranded), it even "catches" on itself. But it has so much shine and a great feel. And so cheap!