Monday, 30 May 2011

Thready hearts

I’ve finished it I’ve finished it!!!!!!!!!! The feeling of getting this done was so satisfying I can’t tell you! I love each and every heart, and it fills me with joy to look at it, think back to where it came from, and think of tapestry moments in France. I have my favourites of course (hearts that is), the strawberry one, the union jack one, and the criss cross one in the top left. So so pretty!!


Although of course, it’s nowhere near finished at the same time… The tapestry bit is well and truly over, but now starts the slightly more daunting prospect of making it up as a cushion. As far as I understand the process (please correct me if I’m wrong), I need to stretch the tapestry (similar method to blocking), and then, somehow, make up the back and then insert a cushion padding….


Although you see, I may have bigger plans than that… some embroidery on the back may keep me busy for the next few weeks!!

7 comments:

Lucy said...

Ooh it looks very strokable, bet it feels lovely! I like the strawberry and the rainbow one :)

Susana said...

Vale la pena el esfuerzo. Precioso.
Un saludo.

Laura said...

I LOVE IT!!!! You've done such an excellent job. Where did you get the design from? Well done you!

xxx

Nic said...

Ooh it's lovely :)

Suzanne said...

That's so pretty! I have done a few tapestry kits and all I did was iron the tapestry and then made a back up of a contrast fabric and sewn it together. I always do an envelope back as I find it easier than a zipper!! An embroidered back would be lovely!

The Girl said...

Wow it's so pretty! I love it. I've tried and tried to pick my favourite heart but have so far failed. I'll just have to like them all.

Let us know how you go about making up the whole cushion, I've never understood how that part of the dealio works!

Jill said...

Wow - this is soooo pretty. Well done.xx