Wednesday, 17 March 2010

TAST 2010 - beaded hedebo edging stitch

Another new one for me:



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so I carried on working with the same piece of fabric and set of threads. This looked complicated to me and I thought it would be easy to count it and keep it even if I worked it along a row of cross stitch. I worked it first with the beads in the way Sharon described. Then I worked a row without the beads and decorated between the scallops with a cross stitch.

Then I tried working it, without beads, along a row of herringbone stitch:


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and got this nice lacy effect.

Then I thought if I stacked several rows they might look like waves:


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and they did! (sea, fish scales, mermaid's tail?) Then I found that if instead of taking the stitch at the end of the scallop through to the back on the bottom of the cross stitch, you take it through at the top, you get a kind of a twist and a more raised scallop, like this:


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I decided I liked that effect after I did it with the bright green row with the red beads, so I did it again with the light green and the green beads!

I made the green row at the bottom by varying the position of those beginning and ending anchoring stitches, so that the scallops face alternate ways.

8 comments:

veena krishnakumar said...

so many of them.........pretty:-)

paddysdaughter said...

What a great sample..Sue McB

Lins Artyblobs said...

Some lovely samples, very creative.

SONIE said...

beautiful trials Susan....
and seen ur book preview too, its a very fascinating book. I wish i own one....

kay susan said...

Thank you everyone.
Sonie, I'm glad you like the book preview I'm thrilled to bits with it, it was great fun making it. There are one or two other textile books in the Blurb Bookstore including one by Judy Coates Perez (Painted Threads blog) and another by Pat Winter (Gatherings blog), so I'm in illustrious company! But at the moment it's still quite a small section.

crazyQstitcher said...

Wonderful examples.

Doreen G said...

Great samples and I love all the variations that you have done.

Penny said...

You do such lovely stitching, these look great. Oh for a bit more time and not always being in a rush!