Today we have 2 images as Lin Moon left a comment about the detail I posted on day 52 . Lin Moon asked me to feature a close up of this seam embellishment. Today I have finally found time to dig it out.
This is a row of stepped running stitch which has been laced with chenille thread.
This stitch is very effective as it can be laced with all sorts of threads. It is quick and simple to do I have taught it to children and seems to fit in just about anywhere on a block. On the top side of the row I used 3 bugle beads.
This is the second seam embellishment Lin Moon wanted to see. I have published it as eye candy only because in my online class Develop a Personal Library of Stitches with Sharon Boggon , I will be covering working with caston stitch stitch and its varieties. Yes, there are varieties, to this stitch and you might be able to spot them in the image I published yesterday.
If you want to play spot the stitch you will quickly see that caston stitch is very versatile. It can be used in a traditional manner or if you look at the image yesterday, it can be worked in a highly contemporary manner. I will be featuring these little pansies and their directions, as part of that lesson while also covering how this stitch can be pushed in numerous directions. Since I don’t think it is fair to charge people for material posted free online I am going to be mean and just put up the eye candy!
This is the 8 inch block both details come from.
Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World is highlighting details from a block she made for the 2001 Calendar contest.
Julia Camille’s Place has published 3 more dtails from the Kimono block.
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has highlighted some silk ribbon embroidery
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has published a floral motif suitable for a crazy quilted project or even red work.
Rissa of Rissas Pieces is sharing her experiences printing on rough and smooth fabrics using Bubble Jet Set.
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
Debra – they are addictive little things – cast on stitch can add so much texture – they are great fun
So nice of you to share your seam treatments I asked about! Thank you. I have noticed you don’t use many slippery, shiny threads. Is this on purpose – because I think the cottons ARE easier to control than a lot of the rayons, etc…
Yes, I am noticing that little caston stitch everywhere now!