Sunday, March 22, 2020

Day 82 : Glimmer

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 82: Glimmer

Day 82 : Glimmer

Another late button today! I finished this last night, but spent the day sorting so many other things that I actually forgot that I hadn't put this on social media yet. Like so many, I've had a lot on my mind. I hope that you are all feeling, well, not so stressed as last week.

This is more needlepoint, using No 12 perle (variegated) on a 25ct linen. The mould is a No 3. Repeat patterns such as these are really really relaxing, and I recommend it. The sparkle is created using 90% silver spangles, and in a few years these will tarnish and darken. I've read that silver tarnishing has to do with pollution, and that before the Industrial Revolution, items took far longer to tarnish. I don't know if this is actually true or not - so don't quote me!

Size : 27mm / 1 1⁄16" / 42L