WIP Wednesday – More Fancy

It has been ages since I shared my progress on Florentine Fancy, a correspondence class that I am taking through the Embroiderer’s Association of Canada (EAC). I need to have the piece finished up by the end of this month, and I think I am on track to do that… I hope.

Florentine Fancy, designed by Carolyn Mitchell (WIP)

Florentine Fancy, designed by Carolyn Mitchell (WIP)

The piece was designed by Carolyn Mitchell, who also mentors the students taking the class. She doesn’t offer any colour suggestions beyond the cover picture, but she does provide some suggestions for fibres. I’m using several pink and grey shades of DMC perle cotton, some Rainbow Gallery fibres (Flare, Splendour, and Frosty Rays), and a couple of shades of Caron Watercolours.

Florentine Fancy, designed by Carolyn Mitchell (close-up of corner motif)

Florentine Fancy, designed by Carolyn Mitchell (close-up of corner motif)

I think it is turning out really nice, but I will be happy to have it finished! It is a really big piece (around 14″ or 37.5 cm square), and I have gone through more thread than I expected. But it feels like a really wonderful accomplishment.

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7 Responses to WIP Wednesday – More Fancy

  1. Nicole McReavy says:

    I love your colour choices. It looks like it is stitching up nicely too. I fear having to co-ordinate colours more than the actual stitching would have me pulling my hair out. I am going to have to ponder this a bit, as I have been considering taking some EAC courses.

    Hope you keep us posted on its progress 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    It is a big piece – but very impressive!

  3. Kim says:

    This is stunning! Well done.

  4. B. Lapp says:

    That is very striking – terrific colour choices.

  5. Catherine says:

    Lovely, very pretty design.


  6. Kerry P says:

    That’s gorgeous Heather. I hope you meet your deadline