Wednesday, 28 March 2018

WIPW - Ready to Edge

Work In Progress Wednesday

Look at the difference on
Crazy for Crazy
Last week

and this week

There is a pile of purple beads in the piece in the middle.
There is some metallic thread on the lace flower

There is a 'worm' of kumihimo braid on the circle of visible mending

The Kumihimo braid was made on a foam disc with 8 strands of variegated perle, (that is the first tail that comes off the disc, for the second part, in the working, I have added another 8 threads to make it a thicker 16-thread braid to be used on another project.)

Next week I will be putting on a bias tape edge around the octagon.



18 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes, coming together very well. Kumihimo and other braiding techniques are very useful to the embroiderer!

Queeniepatch said...

I love making braids and other ornamental things. Have just sorted out the colours for the next block and the braid that will go into that.

carorose said...

Your piece is beautiful. I have been meaning to try making this braid for a long time. It stil scares me.

crazyQstitcher said...

Love the additions. At first I thought the kumihimo was an elongated Buttonholing. I enjoy seeing various patterns evolving when braiding. The hexagonal is looking prettier each day.

Janie said...

That looks like quite a process to make a Kumihimo braid, good work!
I like the addition of metallic thread on the flower and the sparkly bead group.
Say yes to sparkle.
Good progress Queenie.

Linda Calverley said...

The metallic thread makes a big difference to the lace flower. The Kumihimo disk looks like it is complicated to use with all the different threads on it.

Queeniepatch said...

Iti is SUPER EASY!!!!

Queeniepatch said...

Braidmaking is a smart way to use up odd bits of thread - they need to be long enough though to reach over the disc with a bit of extra on both ends.

Queeniepatch said...

It is a very easy braid, just go round, round, round....

Queeniepatch said...

I am astonished at all comments that kumihimo looks difficult. I will have to make a blog post to prove it is easy-peasy.

Pamela said...

This is gorgeous. I have one of the kumihimo discs but haven't used it in ages.

Renee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beauty.

Queeniepatch said...

My disc had been slumbering, too, but the cq blocks are the perfect place for a bit of braid, so I will be making more.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Angela said...

This block is absolutely gorgeous!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. The next block will be in red.

Tanya said...

Wow! You do kumihimo too! Impressive! It looks so complicated but it must be oh so satisfying! The crazy piece is fascinating!

Queeniepatch said...

THIS pattern is easy. Then on the other hand, I think tatting looks so complicated and yet you can whip up bookmarks, necklaces and crosses in your sleep!