Not as much progress as I intended
I have been very naughty – I was meant to be posting this to Alex about now, but as you can see it’s not ready.
My original intention was to pretty much dedicate my Easter hols to this, but that was before I realised John’s warrior coat needed finishing for Morpeth, so instead I had two and a half days on it. Never mind, I have a three day weekend next week, so maybe…
I’m not happy with the viens on the leaves, and I was thinking that I was going to have to go and buy some more gold thread to make them stand out more, but then at bedtime last night I realised I can probably get away with un-plying some of the thick gold twist and using one strand of that – it might be a little wavy, but it’s a perfectly acceptable period solution.
One thing I’ve noticed, as I’ve been looking at a few different velvet bound books while I work on this, is how the velvet looks. If you drape it, silk velvet is full of life and bounces with light, but when it kept immobile like this, as flat and taut as a supermodel’s stomach, it looses a lot of that life, which is a bit of a pity really.
Never mind, I’m going to make a silk velvet dress soon, then we’ll see
oh, and I only realised last night that I meant to have a word with Alex about binding some bookmarks into the pages, and I forgot to do it. I think I’m just going to go ahead and tablet weave some silk bookmarkers to send along with this when it’s eventually finished, and hope he can do that – I can’t see why not?