Todays seam embellishment features a ribbon braid which has had a row of buttonhole stitch worked down each side. This variation worked in DMC Pearl 8 thread, simply changes the size of each leg of the stitch to form a pattern. On the highest leg two detached chain stitches were worked in a V formation. This V was filled with 4 seed beads.
At the lowest part of the buttonhole row I worked 3 straight stitches in a finer thread there is a seed bead stitched to the base.
On 8 inch block the braid partly covers the edge of some lace. In the detail you can see I have filled areas of the with French knots worked in a fine wool. This wool is hand dyed by me and is slightly softer than wools available on the market as it is a super fine merino wool but Appletons crewel wool or DMC tapestry wool are the same weight.
Debra of Design Studio has purchased some different needles and working on her seam embellishments.
Marg of the crazy spider has joined the challenge and has a number of interpretations of the seam embellishments on her blog.
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has highlighted another area of her stitching.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has a free motif charted of a black cat
Rissa of Rissas Pieces is recounting her experiences with freezer paper and bubble jet set.
Julia Camille’s Place has highlighted using coins and silk knots (frogs) on her oriental block.
Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World is featuring the use of charms in crazy quilting and her latest purchase of an Daylight magnifyer lamp, from the craft fair we went to yesterday. I am seriously thinking of going back and getting one myself. Currently I am dithering around about the money at $340 odd its expensive. I have written about these lamps before and the type that Annie bought yesterday is the floor stand version of this lamp It is a good magnifier which is ringed by a lamp. If I did not already have 3 of their lamps already I would have no hesitation at all, it is just that this new model looks so good.
On another note but or interest to all stitchers take a look at the insect sampler that crazyqstitcher has finished. There are close ups of lurcher butterfly, a jaunty cricket, tiny lady birds and spiders and other bugs including a praying mantis
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
Lin Moon I will feature the lower right hand corner one soon for you the other I will be including in my next set of lessons so I will organise a close up but I won’t be explaining it as I think its unfair to give away what people have paid for. I feel mean holding it back but it is not fair on my students as my classes have different and more content in them. Hope you don’t mind.
This is a sweet combination. Would you mind featuring a couple others in this block in the coming days? I’d love to see a close-up of the seam that this ribbon/beads intersects and also I’m interested in the one with bugle beads at the lower right. Thanks for all the inspiration….