100 details for 100 days Day 45

Day45

A small daisy like motif is featured today. It is worked in a hand dyed silk thread which is the same weight as DMC pearl 8.

The daisies are worked in Bullion stitches of about 8 wraps. Then each stitch is surrounded with a detached chain. The stems are worked in stem stitch.

I think the heat in the Northern hemisphere is getting to people as stitching activities are certainly slowing down across all the blogs not just those who are following the 100 details in a 100 days series.

Murial however is stitching as she started the series late she is steadily adding a couple of seam embellishments a day to her block.

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has featured a an arrangement of bullion roses in an urn.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured a twisted cord on a bag. This type of cord is an ideal way to finish off crazy quilted projects.

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is away but yesterday posted 5 embroidery designs

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Chenille

I came across this snippet of textile history. The story of how chenille was invented by Catherine Evans Whitener is covered in a brief article Chenille: American Women’s Ingenuity by Christina Lynn Whited

In 1895, when she was 15, she decided to sew a household gift for her brother, who was to be married. From reading ladies’ how-to books, Catherine was familiar with a technique called chenille, French for “caterpillar.” The French dressmakers used to apply this decorative stitch (comprised of fuzzy cut threads) as a trim. Catherine adapted their instructions and made a unique bedspread.

The story grows from there …

100 details for 100 days Day 44

Day44

This is actually a piece of cheap nylon lace which just sat right on the block so I used it. I did feel however it needed a little more personality so along one side of the lace I worked a row of quarter buttonhole wheels in a thread that is the same size as DMC pearl 5.

Below those is a grouping of three detached chain stitches worked in a silk thread the same weight as DMC pearl 8. Straight stitches in both DMC pearl and a fine metallic thread are then worked.

On the other side of the lace I worked Oyster stitch pointing in towards the lace. On each side of this is a straight stitch and pointing outwards are three more straight stitches. A seed bead was stitched in the middle of each of these.

Renmedema has been stitching up a storm with 8 photos of details added to her flickr site.

Murial too has some lovely details on her flickr site

Lin of Purple Fan has been exploring cretan stitch

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured a ribbon bow on one of her crazy quilt blocks

Julia (aka Ribbonwiz) Camille’s Place has featured using double herringbone in a seam embellishment

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has edge a cigarette silk with ribbon rosettes

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is going away for a 5 days and has loaded 5 designs up to see us through her absence

Rissa of Rissas Pieces is having problems with freezer paper in the heat. If you are unsure how stitchers use freezer paper check out her post

On a related note Katie Katies Place has announced that Celeste Chalasani is running a beginners level stumpwork class via StitchingPost yahoo group.

Katie has also posted some designs of fairies for those who are interested.

Thanks to Meggiecat I discovered Mary’s Coloring Book which has many colouring pages that can be easily adapted for stitching.

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