Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tulip Slip Finished!

My second ever Needlework Nibble is finished! I made the little square with my initials to help offset the extremely poor placement of the tulip on the velvet as I described in the last post. After I appliqued the initial square on, I realized that I could have just made the whole thing smaller thereby centering the tulip, as it is in the original design. Oh well, live and learn. But I rather like it this way.

Notice that my gold cord corners are much simpler than on the original design.  I used nylon thread to sew on the gold cord, and had a very difficult time with the loopy design on the original. So I made this really easy loop and considered it done. Now, what to do with this thing? Another pincushion?

Likes and dislikes:

This was all done in tent stitch, which I am finding very addictive. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the thread quantities were generous, which allowed me to make the extra initial square without having to buy more floss. I really appreciate that. I would much rather spend a bit more to have plenty of materials and not have to worry about running out.

While I loved the idea of the silk velvet, it's really difficult to work with. I couldn't keep the darn tulip centered, and little fuzzies of the velvet are all over the place. I really need to clean it up carefully.  But the velvet is so luxurious! I just love it, so I can't really say it's a dislike. There is really nothing to dislike about this project. The instructions are clear, the design terribly cute, and it's a donation to a worthy needle working cause, the Plimoth Jacket Exhibit at Winterthur, Delaware, USA.


  1. Cynthia, it is lovely. Beautiful stitching!

  2. Your Tulip Slip turned out lovely; I like the initial. I read all about the Plimoth Jacket exhibit. It's amazing!! I have been to Plimoth Plantation, so it was especially interesting for me.

  3. Its beautiful! You have done a wonderful job

  4. Another piece that I have yet to start. You have done this one beautifully too. I like the initials in the corner but I will note your difficulty with the slip slipping when I do make mine. Thanks for the tip off.


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