The Glittering Snail – part two

The Snail In Silk

The Snail In Silk

So, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and full of enthusiasm, I sat down with my Glittering Snail Kit and got started. And, in fact, the silk gimp and silk-wrapped purl are not the only threads new to me, so it was great fun.

The pink and orange threads are both silk floss rather than spun silk. Occasionally I snagged the floss on the screw on the hoop, or a fingernail, or even on another bit of thread (how? don’t ask!), but I really enjoyed it, all the same.

The snail’s body is worked using the silk gimp and stretched silk-wrapped purl, couched with the pink floss. They were easy to work with – they felt gorgeous! – and I have a tiny bit left to play with a little while I think about how I might use them in my own embroidery. At the moment, nothing is really springing to mind, but I’m pretty sure that somewhere along the line some silk-wrapped purl will appear..


  1. karen says:

    wow Rachel!! This is gorgeous…..I always snag silk thread too, usually on my finger splits, mightily frustrating.

  2. Margaret says:

    You should see the mess I make with Soie Ovale – I catch it on every rough patch on my fingers. Your snail is lovely and I can’t tell that you had any snag problems at all.

  3. Lady Fi says:

    It’s absolutely charming!

  4. Believe me hun, my stash is NOTHING to some I’ve heard of and, as for some of the paper crafters’ stash hordes, well = they’d have to live to be 500 just to use half of what they’ve got!

    I did once here of an Aussie OAP who died and the local Guild did a garage sale of her stash. Apparently, there was plenty to fill the garage with!!LOL.

    Seriously though, the silliest blog comment I ever had was on one of my finishes where the lady said she’d been stitching for years and never finished anything! Horde if we must, but have something to show for it, right?=)

  5. Elmsley Rose says:

    Gorgeous! Yours looks even better than the model, I think! I do hope those threads are for sale seperately!!

  6. Very cute! 🙂