This week's pick is just because I haven't featured much canvaswork lately here on Just String.
Design: Silk Pageantry, a now-retired ANG group correspondence course
Designer: Kay Cline
Technique: silk and metal on canvas
Ground fabric: 18ct mono canvas
Threads: silk floss, metallic threads, silver pearl purl
Stitches used: crossed and flat canvaswork stitches, couching
Stitching timeframe: middle to late 2006
I changed all but the background colors from Kay Cline's original design, including switching from gold pearl purl to silver. I was surprised to notice that the silver is starting to tarnish a bit already. Does anybody have any hints for slowing this tarnishing?
You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the pearl purl (see the arrows in the picture) is actually slightly stretched from its original form, resulting in a wavy silver wire that is couched. I really like this technique.
In case you're curious about how I framed this: