Trifles is moving right along.  Waxing the thread has greatly speeded up production.  You can see my working method:  filling first, then outline to cover up any edge fill irregularities. 

Here’s the gear set now:

trifles-7 trifles-8

I’m having fun picking out the fillings on the fly, trying to vary density, color, and form, so that abutters contrast nicely.  For those who have asked – yes, every filling used so far appears in Ensamplario Atlantio.  I have it downloaded to my iPad.  My favorite sewing/knitting chair is a Mission-style recliner with very wide, flat wooden arms.  I am able to stand the iPad up on one and zoom in on the chosen designs as needed.  Very convenient.

Progress will get a bit less exciting from here on in.  I plan to totally fill the ground around the motto with gears, each worked in a different filling design.  No other colors will be used.  I’m sticking to the deep russet red, chocolate, gold, and silver.  I may or may not add some real brass gears as embellishment.  I may add some small  large-eyed tiny critters stuck in the gearwork, sort of like the soot sprites from the movie, Spirted Away. That’s another of the target recipient’s favorite fandoms.


4 responses

  1. Daleks. I love this.

    1. Daleks here, Space Invaders and pirate bones on the “Do Right” sampler for Elder Daughter; and elsewhere on this site, a blackwork chart for The Flying Spaghetti Monster. We are nothing if not pop-culture-eclectic. 🙂

  2. Elaine Cochrane | Reply

    Looking wonderful! And target recipient has great taste if Spirited Away is a favourite.

  3. Mary K. in Rockport | Reply

    To drop back a bit, I really like your Lattice Wingspan. I have made Wingspan and its other variant called, I think, Angel Wings? Now I want to make the Lattice! (Have to get the right yarn, first – a good excuse for a trip to the yarn store!)

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