Day three brings you another 2 seam treatments. The first consists of a row of 3 detached chain stitches worked DMC pearl 8. Tucked between each of those is a small straight stitch. This edges a piece of lace that has been embellished with beads.
The second row is also edging a piece of lace. The embellishment consists of a line of whipped buttonhole . Hanging off this is a row of flowers which are made of French knots worked in a soft cotton hand dyed thread the weight of DMC pearl 8. The stem is straight stitch and the leaves are detached chain.You can see how I had to jiggle a bit to fit them in.
I am trying to find simple seam treatments at the moment as it allows people room to adapt and reinterpret as they feel. It is just great to see these little details being used as jumping off place for other interpretations. Susan Eliot of Plays with needles has joined in. Take a look at the wonderful interpretation as it’s prompted me to try her version and adapt that!
Allison Aller has also interpreted yesterdays detail weaving a small ribbon over the rick rack. I am going to try that one too.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is charting out some seam treatments for use with waste canvas on crazy quilts. So far Pam has posted a Satin Stitch Maple Leaf Seam Treatment and two other Charted Crazy Quilt Seam Treatments . Do check them out as this series will be a tremendous resource for everyone.
On a slightly different note but related, I have just recently joined a few yahoo discussion lists which are both active with an interest in stitching driving the conversation. The First is Hand Embroidery which members are making samplers of the stitches used in crazy quilting. Group members are posting their samples and the variations of stitches they discover in the members photos area.
The second list I want to point to is the Stitching Post which also has a stitch along running. Members are taking a basic stitch exploring it, and sharing the results. Both lists are active and are proving highly enjoyable.
Another list I have recently joined is Red Work Stitchers which is devoted to – you guessed it redwork embroidery. I don’t actually do redwork but many of the designs are suitable motifs for use in crazy quilting. This is another active group and it feels fun.