Fear not, friends of little Leo, my stumpwork lion. Work continues on him apace. . . a slow pace, to be sure, but apace none the less. I am busy covering what seem like endless pieces of parchment for his outer medallion.
In the meantime, there is a discussion about using wired elements on the Stitching Fingers group. My meager two cents' worth added to the discussion was to possibly shop your hardware store for wire elements for such things as outlines and tendrils, etc. I promised a photo of a piece using such a material, and here it is.
This piece was designed for our EGA chapter by national teacher Marylyn Doyle, and uses wire from the hardware store as the tendrils around the grapes. I think they look great, and creating them was SO easy. We just wound the wire around a nail and couched it down. And naturally, you could create just the amount of curling you wanted. . . or none at all for that matter.
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