This embroidered seam embellishment started as a row of buttonhole stitch worked in DMC pearl 8 thread.
At the base I worked a series of straight stitches worked in 2 strands of DMC floss. These were topped off with a Oyster stitch worked in the same floss. Between the oyster stitch and the straight stitch I used a small seed bead.
On the top side of the row of buttonhole I used a bugle bead. From both sides of the bead, I arranged 4 detached chain stitches and added another a fifth at the top. This was worked in one of my hand dyed threads which is approximately the same thickness as DMC pearl 12.
Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured one of her spiders
Julia Camille’s Place has featured beaded feather stitch
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has featured another cigarette silk
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has featured a free blackwork design for a Tudor Rose Garden
Rissa of Rissas Pieces has been giving tips on dyeing and reclaiming fabric.
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