Well, I spent about 7 hours on this banner yesterday!!! 🙂
Finished the hooking, hand-sewed the wool for the binding all around the piece, and whipped the edge!! Whew!!! LOL Thankfully, we are Masterpiece Theatre followers so had two hours to continue to whip while watching Downton Abbey!! 😉
This picture is taken before the piece is steamed so it is not perfectly flat against the wall…but wanted to post it today! I will steam the piece later today and sew the loose end of the binding down on the back tomorrow. Also, I’ll sew my label on the back.
Here we go…almost done…
You might just shake your heads (or bang it against the wall..!!!) but my choice for the border of this piece was a plum plaid. This wool is nowhere in the banner except for a tiny leftover piece in the bird’s tail. I chose the plum because it “reads” as a dark, a brown-ish, etc. and it has a glow that black does not have. It also has tiny bits of colour in it from the plaid lines.
I chose to whip the piece with charcoal gray wool yarn to bring a different touch of darkness to the edge. I am hoping that the edge just surrounds the piece and sets it off. I don’t want it “noticed”..!!! 🙂 (From an observer…”Isn’t that a lovely edge on that piece, whatever it is!!”) LOL
For the binding, I used a loosely woven wool…I learned the hard way to not use a tightly woven wool to try to whip over!!! I did have to switch to a pointed end, not my usual blunt end whipping needle when I used the tight wool…I learned my lesson!!!! I’ll check the piece after steaming and see what I need to fix or tidy up or???? Then, I’ll sew a hanging sleeve on the back and hang the banner on my Mud Room wall!!!! 😉
I’ll be getting ready to do a Mystery Rug soon…and will be doing some finishing up on some other rugs that I will post! We’ll have fun!!!
Happy Hooking! Sunnie 😉