This series highlights the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.
This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block 77.
I covered a seam with hand dyed vintage lace and then picked out parts of the pattern in french knots. To do this I used 2 strands of cotton floss. I use a dark blue perle # 12 thread to outline the lace and parts of the rose motifs in back stitch.
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Today I have a detail from section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler
This detail is is simply cretan stitch worked row upon row in a hand dyed silk thread. The fabric Aida which has been hand dyed too. In between the rows I stitched bugle beads
The next little section is a small patch which marked International Women’s day.
This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.
This area is a section in my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.
This week, I don’t have a progress report to share with readers as my class has kept me very busy.
But that does not mean regular Work in Progress folks miss out as I am opening up this post for those who use the weekly progress challenge
Work in Progress Wednesdays (WIP Wednesdays) is not exactly a challenge as it is more like a support group! The aim is to encourage people to complete languishing projects or WISPs (Works in Slow Progress) or completing UFOs (unfinished objects) or those in the process of de-stashing.
So if you have something you want to share please do! Leave a comment below with link so we can visit and see what you have done. Remember to include the http bit of your web address as then it will become a link that folks can click on to visit your place online.
If you want to know more about Work in Progress Wednesdays visit the FAQ.
Since last week there was a tutorial of 2 stitches readers will be happy to know that it is a break or catch up week that allows people time to explore the stitches
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Once you have worked a sample, photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week) and leave a comment with a link to what you have done.
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