I've managed another two or three hours of stitching since Tuesday, so not a lot. I do like what's starting to happen with the curls on either end. It's about time to start working on some ruffles along the edges mid-center. The question is whether I add the poppies now or later. Placing them now will make it easier to know where I want the ruffles to frame them. But working around them will be far more difficult.
I'm in the final stages of proofing and editing a complete overhaul for my Lacework Bracelet tutorial, expanding it from eight to sixteen pages. The overhaul included replacing many of the old photographs with new, better ones, expanding and improving the section on color mixing, adding several new project notebook pages which walk through the creation process and reviewing all of the text instructions. I may also decide to replace the images on the cover.
I've included a screen shot of one of the two-page layouts below, just to give you a feel for what I'm doing with the interiors.
|2-page spread screenshot from Lacework Bracelets|
The tutorial also includes detailed diagrams and instructions for single needle right angle weave, including decreases, two different types of increases and joins - expanding upon the free instructions from my website.
My hope is to have both available on Etsy before the end of June, with kits to follow shortly after.