Today’s post is a big thank you to Cheryl. Cheryl stayed late on the last day of October’s session helping Wendy and Lilia and me clean up and pack the car for the move back to the wardrobe office. There was a Red Sox game on that night, too. Thanks, Cheryl.
Here are Cheryl’s hands working on the first out-of-service frame of the project. This feels like big news to me. This frame has some of the gussets on it. The gussets are triangular shaped pattern pieces that get inserted into the hem of the jacket, increasing its circumference and giving it a peplum shape.
Each gusset has a thistle, a small amount of gold scrolling vine and a tiny bit of … something else at the top. We’re calling the something else a columbine, although you really have to stretch your imagination to see it. Anyway, only a tiny bit of pink appears at the top of these gussets, and Cheryl finished everything that can be done on this frame. The goldwork has to wait until the gold thread is made, and we want to do the sequins after the goldwork, so, out of service. Very exciting.
Not to worry, though, there is PLENTY to do on the other frames, and we have plans to adjust the work as we go on so we don’t have to reduce the number of embroiderers we can host at each session.
Speaking of sessions, though, the January 11-14 session is nearly full – 10 signed up already. That promises to be a fun weekend. Please, no snow.
My goblins are scampering around the neighborhood and I’m trying hard to keep my hands out of the candy bowl.