Friday, November 18, 2011

Jim Wurth Versailles Frame Weight Finished

I finished my version of Jim Wurth's Versailles Frame Weight this week.  It is beautiful and the bright gold and copper look every rich and opulent.  I used larger beads than the pattern called for but the triangular beads sparkle more than the other shapes did.  The threads are the Rainbow Gallery and Kreinik metallic called for in the pattern except for one of the coppery orange colors.  I found a skein of Gumnuts that was the perfect color.  This was an on line class through The Shining Needle Society.  I finished it myself and used a piece of wool felt on the bottom.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Versailles Frame Weight Progress

It is fall.  Daylight Savings time has started, it is getting cooler, and the leaves are turning color and I am working on Jim Wurth's Versailles Frame Weight.  This was a class offered through the Shining Needle Society two years ago.  I picked out the colors, bought the stretcher bars and canvas, and put everything away.  A couple of weeks ago, I pulled it out and started to work on it.  It fits in with the Hilton Stitches theme for the Lake County Chapter of the ANG and it is fun to work on.  I like the bright gold and darker copper color selections, they mirror the colors of the fall leaves.