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:

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

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    1. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  4. 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.

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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    1. 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.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! What a beauty.

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  8. This block is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. The next block will be in red.

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

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    1. 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!

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