Wednesday, 6 June 2018

WIPW - Loopy Gimp

It has been a busy week and I have not so much to report on Work In Progress Wednesday.

Crazy for Crazy


I wanted to add a nice trim that I saw on Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread. It is not as impressive in monochrome beige, but I am quite fond ot its braid like quality. It is made up of Wheat Ear Stitch where Back Stitch later has been added, as well as French Knots. There will be some Straight Stitches, but they will have to wait for next week.

I also filled each 'fork' on the Feather Stitch with Bullion Knots.

A reel of tan gimp caught my attention and I used pens of various thicknesses to make some loops which I couched down.

'Buttony' is so much fun I made another Dorset Button to be added later.


14 comments:

  1. I like the addition of the Bullion Knots on the Feather Stitch.

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    1. I don't! The thread is too thin I think!

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  2. The backstitched wheatear stitch does have a lovely effect!

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    1. Have you seen the tutorial on Needle 'n Thread? There the stitches are more impressive because they are in various colours.

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  3. Watch out. Those buttons can become addictive.

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  4. The Backstitched Wheatear makes a dainty braid.I really like it as well as the coils..froth??

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    1. Yes, the stitch combination is nice, but a wee bit dull because it is all in the same colour.

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  5. Nice stitching, Queenie.
    I think the looped gimp looks like a shooting star, the fabric looks to me
    like a galaxy of stars.
    I also like the beaded stitch you've started on the gold ribbon.

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    1. It IS the galaxy! The fabric comes from a dress of the 1970s. I COULD have fussy cut Saturn or the moon, but thought the Milky Way would give me more room to embellish. I like the gimpy loops, too.

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  6. Oh I love dorset buttons, my friend!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I have just found a bag of rings so I can make some more buttons!

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  7. Gorgeous! I, too, like the dorset buttons. This may be a future project with my stitch group.

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    1. If you look at Pinterest you will find so many variations!

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