100 details for 100 days Day 22

100 details for 100 days Day 22

Day 22
The seam embellishment for day 22 in this series is worked over a band of lace.

I first worked two rows of Chevron stitch in a thread which is actually hand dyed crochet cotton but is the same weight as DMC Pearl 5. I then worked straight stitches at the top of the bars on the chevron and placed a French knot between them. These are worked in a rayon thread which is the same weight as DMC Pearl 8.

If French knots are a bit of challenge you can substitute either Colonial knots or seed beads.

Inside the V of the chevron I worked bullion buds which are made by working two 7 wrap Bullion stitches side by side and placing a Fly Stitch at the base. A second thread was taken through the tie of the fly stitch to produce a stitch that looks like two fly stitches worked one on top of another. A small straight stitch up the centre finishes the bud. If bullions give you the screaming heebie jeebies a small novelty bead would also look just as nice.

If I am not careful Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is going to have me dig out the waste canvas as she has posted a free chart for a rose bud which can be worked in cross stitch.

Susan of Plays with needles has used some sequins in a very creative manner. Also she is working a piece of Japanese embroidery.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has another button and bead cluster detail on her blog.

Allison Aller is in full flight.

As I pointed out last week Pat Winter of Gatherings has joined in and has been adapting details to her needs. Check out her blog as she is coming up with some lovely ideas.

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


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