Glittering Nightcap – Month Three Done

Pansy From Month Three

Pansy From Month Three

This month, because I’m working the main body of the cap first and then intend to turn over and work the rim, has been a little thin of activity. I’ve really no excuse for it taking so long except that I’ve become very taken up with the Dreams of Amarna. The work on the main part of the cap this month has been only two pansies, worked in detached buttonhole stitch using the Gilt Sylke Twist, with straw-coloured calyxes worked in Soie Perlee.

The other half of Month Three – two pomegranates on the rim – will have to wait until I turn the fabric over. Next month’s activity involves two Tudor Roses and a positive plethora of different leaves in various combinations of Soie Perlee.

Month Three Done

Month Three Done

This picture shows one of the two pairs of sections that will make up the finished Nightcap. As you can see, there are still large gaps in the pattern, but it is gradually filling in, and Month Four actually completes the embroidery. Months Five and Six concern the finishing of the embroidery to create the nightcap and the silk-brocaded stand for it.


  1. Lady Fi says:

    You’ve made good progress. It’s looking good.

  2. karen says:

    I can understand why you are drawn to your Amarna piece but the exquisite detail you are achieving in this piece when you do work on it is worth the longer periods in between picking it up again.

  3. Penny says:

    When I look at these stitches they almost look like delicate crochet work. So intricate and so exquisitely done. Beautiful!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Sometimes I become almost obsessed with a piece and can think of nothing else but it is good to have a break and come with a different perspective to your work. The stitching is so fine on this piece that you would have to concentrate and not think of the Amarna one. It is looking good.

  5. Terrie says:

    Very delicated work Rachel. You must be patient artistic. Looking forward to the finished look.

  6. Jan says:

    Such detail and tiny stitches, but it’s looking exceptional right now. Can’t wait to see it finished!