In each case the lace or braid was first attached over the seam with small stiches to hold it in place while stitching.
The scallop pattern was picked out in the lace by threading some silk ribbon through the holes. At the bottom of the scallop I used three straight stitches topped it off with seed beads. On the middle of the ribbon I added some novelty beads
In the case of the braid I wanted to echo the pattern the braid made so I added a single detached chain stitch either side worked using DMC pearl 5 thread. Down the centre of the braid I added some larger brass beads.
Allison Aller has dragged out her button box.
Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World is posting the last few details on her red dress.
Julia Camille’s Place has been talking about combining machine and hand embroidery in the one piece.
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew is talking about combining lace and silk ribbon embroidery.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is going to be away for a few days so she has posted four free designs that can be used with waste canvas on crazy quilting or dare I suggest it, a sampler.
Rissa is dealing with a UFO.
If you read this far every morning you may be interested in my online classes. There are two on offer one on hand stitching and one on crazy quilting. Both have a heavy emphasis on design.
If you are just swinging by or if a search engine has landed you on this page, 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