29. May, 2022

The Final Side of the Reliquary

I decided to do this side in stitched copper shim. I left it till last as I was concerned about turning it right side out after I had stitched it to the lining. Originally I shadow stitched the koru design but I did not think about the contrast level so I overstitched the echo stitching with free machine stitch to give a much more highly textured area around the korus. The plastic in the back is used under the shim to protect the bed of the machine from being scratched while stitching. Now to put it all together. This part is all hand done so it takes quite a bit of time