Nefertiti Shawl – Green Panels finished

First Green Panel
First Green Panel

So here is the first of the green panels.

I’ve used stranded and floss silks, in variegated and plain colours.

The stitches are Woven Stitch, Bokhara Couching, Trellis Couching, Burden Stitch, and Darning Stitch, and wherever it’s possible to use two different threads in a stitch, I have done so, usually contrasting a plain with a variegated colour, or (sometimes and) a stranded with a floss silk.

Oh, I forgot – there was stitch orientation, too – vertical, horizontal, right-facing diagonal, left-facing diagonal!

Second Green Panel
Second Green Panel

Okaaaay. That made the “duality” idea a tad daunting, but not half so confusing as starting without any plan at all!

Anyway, the result is that the areas of high stitch density and high reflectance have been moved around a bit, and the details of the patterning have changed a bit, too.

I’m going to drape the panel somewhere I can see it for a couple of weeks, to be sure I’m happy with how it’s turned out, and then I’m going to line it with another pashmina. I’m planning to stitch in self-colour along all the gold lines, which will provide a slightly quilted look, and control the fabric a bit better, too.

Not to mention, making for a seriously cosy shawl!


  1. Lady Fi says:

    ooo – lovely!

  2. Terrie says:

    Such in-depth (3D) look. Delicate work.

  3. Sue Jones says:

    That will be lovely when it’s done. The balance on the panel looks good to me. Just the weather for serious cosiness, so get it done and wear it with pride!

  4. Not to mention, making for a seriously STYLISH shawl!

  5. Lin says:

    The do look beautiful. xx

  6. Jen Mullen says:

    My fingers tingle at the thought of the texture! Beautiful 🙂

  7. Carolyn Foley says:

    Lots of lovely texture there.

  8. Meredithe says:

    Very impressive!!

  9. Erica Marsden says:

    The 3D look is spectacular. Getting the balance right must have been challenging.It’s looking very promising. Lucky Nefertiti.