Item: C41 Wedding Celebrations
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The metallic thread in this design is used in small quantities and the silver is blended with a stranded thread as well, which makes it really easy to work up, and adds a beautiful touch of sparkle, the fiddly part is the beads. Now you are supplied with a beading needle and enough beads to loose a few, and you are told to work the beads last, but since I've never in my life put the beads on last I found the beading needle rather cumbersome. I like to see it being completed as I move from section to section, it's also why I backstitch as I go and ass metallic thread when I come to it. If you're like me, I suggest putting both needles to one side and using a sie 28 tapestry needle. It's small enough to get through the beads and still useful for working the threads.
Now as you can see, mine has a few creases in it that have appeared through the fold of the fabric, and working it, but these will all come out with a good wash and dry, something I'm not going to do until names and dates have been added. That's getting done closer to the time though. And yes, there is an alphabet included in the design so that will be rather easy to do, but I just don't want to. The wedding I bought it for isn't happening for a while yet and with the main body done it's now going in the drawer to wait until closer to the day. Bit silly but I think it's bad luck to add names and dates too soon, plus it makes me feel more involved if I wait until closer to the time.