Plush Work (With Pearl Cotton)
I wanted to keep experimenting with different flosses, so when a couple reader comments suggested pearl cotton, I decided to give it a try!
Layer 1: Orange
I have lots of spacing in between my stitches – but it is the first layer and I will be covering it up with more layers – so it doesn’t need to be perfect!
Layer 2: Green
Layer 3: Orange
Layer 4: Green
Time to cut through the layers and remove the plastic template.
Here it is before “fluffing”.
… and after “fluffing”.
I decided to trim the pearl cotton with my scissors to see if it would change the appearance.
Here it is after trimming with the scissors and fluffed.
I do like how the plush work turned out with the pearl cotton, but I have decided the best results are when you use the tapestry wool.
P.S. I saw a reader comment on the previous post asking how the plush work does not fall apart when you cut it. Here is a photo of the back.
It is actually the surface satin stitch – where you will bring the thread up from the back right next to the previous stitch on the same side – there are only long threads going across on the front side of your work.