100 details for 100 days Day 75

100 details for 100 days Day 75

Day 75

Since this is the three quarter point in the series I thought I would feature something special. This unicorn was worked in single strand DMC stranded floss. The horn is a shell which has been cut to reveal the middle. In the partitions are some seed beads. The tail and mane are synthetic dolls hair which I purchased for the task.

This is the unicorn in context. This type of detail in embroidery is sometime referred to as thread painting. It is very time consuming but worth the effort. 

The wisteria/grapes above the figure are French knots worked in silk thread. The vine is stem stitch worked in DMC pearl 5.

Below the figure is feather stitch and a few detached chain stitches make up the leaf shapes. The flowers are caston stitch with a seed bead in the middle.

Here is the weekly round up of what others have been doing.

Allison Aller has ben stitching her interpretations of the seam embellishments and recently dragged out her button box and is threading lace with silk ribbon.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World is posting the details on her red dress.

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs is going to be away for a few days so she has posted ahead a number of free designs that can be used with waste canvas on crazy quilting or dare I suggest it, a sampler.

Susan of Crazy Quilting for fun has worked some more seam embellishments

Lin of Purple Fan has an image of her latest seam embellishments.

Marty of Textiles in Time is back stitching.

Murial has worked some more seam embellishments too

Rissa is dealing with a UFO, and offered tips on using cold water fibre reactive dyes on lace

Julia Camille’s Place has been talking about combining machine and hand embroidery in the one piece, used embroidery to attach some lace daisies, highlighted a stem stitch rose and illustrated how to do them

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew today has featured a muscari flower motif done in 8 perle cotton and 4mm silk ribbon.

Also on a slightly different topic don’t forget that Maureen of Kenmaurs corner is featuring a daily series on fabric postcards.

Jo of No Matter Where I Go I Always Meet Myself There has the paisley bug and she has been running an interesting challenge exploring paisley designs. I posted some freebie paisley designs and worked a fabric postcard through the week too.

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


  1. Barbara You can put the code on your blog – and if it is the index everyone can see it – but it will be in the blog itself as the indx page is part of the blog ie the front page – hope this makes sense-

  2. Hello Sharon. I looked at slide.com, was hooked and have made several slideshows of my own – all flowers etc so far, kind of colour studies. I wondered about putting the url for the slideshow index page on my blog, so people could go there if they chose, and look at whichever one they wanted? Next best thing to actually having the pics in the blog itself. But can that index page be accessed by non-members? Your link to another part of your website is sort of halfway between these ideas!

  3. Sharon, my dial up almost instently went to the site, the slide show only took much less then a minute to load, usually I can drink a cup of coffee waiting for a site to load, wonder if that will happen each time, will test it out, through out the day

    Rene Orgeron
  4. Sharon,

    An interesting ap. I’m not sure if I like it with the photos stacking on top of the other. Think I’ll stick with Film Loop when I need to put photos up. The only negative feedback I got was from folks who do not like anything moving on their screens.

  5. I can’t leave a comment for the slide show either (nothing happens when I clicked the comment link). But… I think it’s very cool. I love the photos you used for your slides.

    I’ve seen this feature offered at http://flagrantdisregard.com/flickr/ and had thought about putting one on my cat blog. But having recently switched to DSL from dial-up I am, like you, concerned about how it would effect dial-up users. So I will be interested in their comments too. Maybe putting it on another page like you did would help(?)

  6. Sharon it wouldn’t let me leave my comment on the slide show part either. I’m on dial up and it took a couple of minutes to load – the images were slow in cascading after one another. Nowhere near as quick as on the other blog site you’d seen it on – which seems a little odd.

  7. I, too watched the slide show, and spent awhile there. I examined closely the works, wondering if this is what I will be able to create after my class. My high-speed brought the work in immediately.

    Doni Palmgren
  8. Sharon, it wouldn’t let me leave my comment on the slide show part, so I’m leaving it here. We have 256 DSL, and it took a little over two minutes to load everything. The first time through, during that 2 minutes, each image was several seconds from the next, but after that, the images came down quickly, one after another.

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