Jun 27, 2011
miscellany at the museum
From top left clockwise- mate of original pillow w/3x5 photo for scale; seam detail; front; back.
It's all whipstitch, no turning. None of this seam-on-the-wrong-side-flip-it-over buisness. It was quite easy, but used up all my patience to get the edges stright and aligned properly. I centered the flower on the back and pinned the rum bottles in the corners down, then flipped the pillow over, folded the edges down lengthwise, pinned the scrap of canvas down, then folded widthwise over the whole shebang and whipstitched my heart out. I'm fond of how the whipstitch looks- to me it recalls the tiny stitches in the scarf's rolled edges.
Sorry about the wonky pictures- the silk is so sheeny my camera is having a hard time catching colors accurately.
Posted by Kay