Monday, July 9, 2012

Hibiscus in progress

This hibiscus flower was designed by Wally Sosa. The outline of the flower is crocheted, picking up the long picots. I didn't want to use crochet, mainly because I don't have a hook of the right size. So I thought of using the Catherine Wheel join. I battle with the Catherine wheel, had to get the instructions from Jane Eborall's pattern page again, but I think it does work. It's just taking me much longer than I planned for! This is strictly a practice piece, which is why I haven't worried about the correct colour thread.