100 details for 100 days Day 7

100 details for 100 days Day 7

Day 7
Today I have a simple motif as it consists of feather stitch worked in two weights of silk thread, sprinkled with beads. It is ideal for both floral motifs and underwater scenes. Feather stitch is simply worked in a free form way.

The seam embellishment on this detail is back stitch which has been threaded with knitting ribbon and held in place with three straight stitches and a bead placed in between each back stitch.

Bonnie of Dakini Dreams left a comment yesterday to say that she is using the series as inspiration to complete her class block. Rian of Rians pages is a total new hand to embroidery and has joined in on this series too. Her feed back about the difficulty in figuring out this stitch is invaluable as I should put up a step by step in the stitch dictionary for quarter and half buttonhole wheels . Even though she found them tricky her stitching is extremely even. I wish I could say mine looked like that when I started. Susan of Iris cabin has loaded some seam embellishment details that she worked from Carole Samples book on her flickr site

I just have to highlight this. Take a look at the butterfly Candida stitched yesterday. I can’t believe she accomplished it in a day!

I have been looking at the charted designs Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has been generously posting daily in compliment to this series. I think I might do a dash of reinterpreting and create a band sampler as soon as I finish my treacle block and since it is the end of the month I have the 6 x 4 lives journal postcard challenge to do as well – so I had better get a wriggle on!

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


  1. Thanks so much, Sharon, for posting these daily stitch samples. I’m going to try to keep up as best I can. I had a devil of a time figuring out the quarter buttonhole wheels, too. I just thought it was because I’m left handed and do everything upside down and backwards! Oh, but it’s a fun stitch once you begin to get the hang of it!

  2. Oh… pretty! :0) I finally got Day One done so now I can get motivated and MAYBE get caught up… although I do think I’ll leave the butterfly for another time! Hee!


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