Day 8 is a simple detail. It is an idea to embellish lace and emphasise a special button. Once again a combination of detached chain stitch worked in DMC pearl 5 and a small straight stitch topped with a seed bead finishes it off. It is from a block in the I dropped the button box quilt and you can see it here
For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details in 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days
Guess who is running late this morning? I have to dash as I have a busy day.
Japanese Embroidery is simply exquisite there is not other way of describing it. The Grammar of Japanese Embroidery Design is an article in two parts by Dolly Fehd. The first section focuses on history and motifs in Japanese embroidery. The second part is illustrated and continues with the symbolism found in these textiles.
Needlework and Embroidery Scissors is a brief article which offers some advice on choosing scissors for hand embroidery.
Starting off Using the Loop Method is as the title says directions on how to start a thread using this method. It works for most thread where the direction of the most is not important such as DMC however don’t try it with rayon threads used in Brazilian Embroidery as they will tangle.