Friday, March 30, 2007

Tast catchup . . .




. . . with the tail end of my long sampler strip. It's a bit scrappy, but there are examples of up and down buttonhole, including a seam treatment on the left with bullion stitches and beads. I've also 'invented' (maybe!) a detached version of the buttonhole - the four-legged stars. There are some more of them on the bottom strips of the postcards (which still need their edges doing). There's also some couching using various stitches, including alternating barred chain. And a separate piece of couching. I need to do more barred chain as I don't find it very easy. The loop always seems to collapse and squash up to nothing. Must try harder.
After some thinking about maybe changing the form of the sampler I've decided to use another long strip, and will be turning the finished one into a scroll for storing.

3 comments:

Dy said...

Wow, all your samples are fantastic, a visual feast! Glad to see you've got your blog up and running again :-)

Linda said...

Good to see you back again - the postcards are gorgeous!

sharonb said...

Your samplers are great - with barred chain a tip from me - if it is colapsing try a thicker thread - it may not be your stitching but the thread you are using