100 details for 100 days Day 38

Day 38
Today there is two seam details in one image. The first is a line of beads which are alternated with straight stitches that are topped off with a French knot. The seam embellishment is worked over some lace (you can just see it)

Diagonally across the block runs a satin ribbon couched down with Herringbone worked in thread the same weight as DMC pearl 8 which is tied with small straight stitches.

On one side I worked straight stiches and detached chain stitch worked in a thread the same weight as DMC pearl 8. These were topped off with caston stitch worked in thread the same weight as pearl 12. A seed bead was stitched in the middle of each round.

Marty of Textiles in Time has posted a really lovely seam detail using braid and embellishing it with fly stitch tied down with seed beads.

Debra of Design Studio has extended her details

Allison Aller has interpreted yesterdays detail with flair.

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has highlighted an easy to work dragonfly.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has highlighted a shadow appliqué heart.

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has published two charted designs for baskets

Rissa of Rissas Pieces is discussing transferring designs to fabric using a grahite pencil.

For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days


100 details for 100 days Day 37

Day 37
This is the simplest of seam embellishments as it consists of some domed sequins stitched to braid. I really think that often the simplest treatment lends itself to being interpreted widely.

Down each side of the braid I added straight stitches topped with seed beads.

There is a real mix of eye candy today. Check out Candida’s Photos for some fantastic eye candy as she has been catching up on the 100 details challenge she set herself

Debra of Design Studio and has more details on in her flickr album.

Barbara Cheeseman of Embroidery overlaps is working her details on strips of fabric producing and interesting band sampler

Allison Aller also has more details on her blog.

Lin of Purple Fan has used an unusual rick rack on her latest embellishment

Julia (aka Ribbonwiz) Camille’s Place has featured a bullion rose spray.

Debbie R of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has posted another of her details

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has provided a charted sunflower!

Rissa of Rissas Pieces has provided more advice on using the right needle for the right thread

A big congratulations goes out to Pat Winter of Gatherings as she is a finalist in the $100,000 Quilting Challenge. Pop over to her blog for the full story.

While I am in general news mode do be sure to check out the latest issue of the CQMagOnline

For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days


Garment Drafting Lessons online

Leena Lahteenmaki has provided a full course of drafting lessons. The course is written in conjunction with drafting software but if you do the math the principles are the same. I am sure costumers, dress makers and even those interested in recutting and recycling garments will find the knowledge useful. The general sewing instructions page provides some good sewing tips too.