First, an addition to my abstract stumpwork piece from Guild a few months ago. I’ve wanted to have a go at spiral trellis stitch for a while.
It’s worked on a double running stitch base, simply putting knots into the foundation stitches and then as it spirals round, into the spaces between the knots.
I wanted mine quite flat so I worked in a steady decrease (missing out the odd space between knots) from the beginning. Unfortunately, this has meant some breaks in the nice spiral of knots, but not bad for a first attempt and I think some of them can be nudged over a little to hide some of the spaces.
The Blackwell pillow whitework is also coming along. I’ve put all the elements in, at least in outline, so I can get rid of the disappearing pen.
The centre of the French knot clusters are worked in a thicker thread than the outside to give a more rounded shape.
Not too sure about the shape of the middle section of the leaf. The original is much closer to the outside edge but the outside edge of the original is less bold/bulky than mine.
I think I’ll work the outer border of the other two leaves first and then see how I feel about it.