Thursday, 21 August 2008
As regular readers will know I finally finished stitching the Hoitsu Scroll Iris Stream, so on Wednesday evening I spent a couple of hours going through the finishing process. This is quite different to what is done with other forms of embroidery, but is a very important part of the process. Finishing the piece correctly helps to keep the stitches tight which in turn helps the silk keep its shine. This is not a difficult process but it is a bit fiddly and it is important to get it right and to be able to go through the whole process without any interruptions. Even after completing 10 or more pieces the finishing process still makes me nervous as I am aware that at this point it is possible to ruin many hours of work. I was going to go into more details of the finishing process, but it is difficult to explain and probably boring to read so am just posting a photo of the back of Iris Stream once the finishing process has been done.