The seam treatment for day 96 started life as a piece hand dyed lace that was in the form of a row hearts. this lace is a modern rayon lace that I used Procion dyes to colour it.
As you can see in the photograph, the hearts are upside down and at their point I have worked three detached chain stitches in a hand dyed #8 cotton perle thread. A seed bead was then stitched in the middle of the chain stitches. This little motif is a very simple but effective little embroidered embellishment.
At the V of the heart is a row of larger black beads. In the the same hand dyed thread that I used to work the chain stitches I worked single fly stitches around each black bead. I then added a line of beads that look like 4 beads clustered together. The look a bit different which is why of course I chose them. Either side of these I used Long Tail stitch – it’s an interesting stitch and worked in cotton perle #5 thread it really filled the spaces!
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 96 in a series of articles that aim to give you embellishment ideas that you can use in your crazy quilting. If you want to print out this series 100 details for 100 days they are listed under that category.
Have you enjoyed this series? If so you may be interested in a tutorial I have written on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams. The tutorial is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file (a link to the download is in the article) When I converted it I realised how comprehensive it was. At 19 pages of information it is a resource worth investigating!No sign up or anything required its a free resource without strings.
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