Posts Tagged ‘butterfly oglala stitch’

This is what happened to my ‘Nuts’ (The frosted AB delicas from the Darning Needle fans block) next!

I had a not very heavily rusted section of wide, flat seam and given the thickness of the fabric layers, it seemed like an ideal piece to work a line of Butterfly Oglala.

First I laid down my basic line of beads. I use a sort of back stitch technique where I pick up three beads, put the needle into the fabric at the end of where they lay, come up behind two of them and then stitch through those two again before picking up the next three. I’ve no idea where I got it from but it works for me.

Butterfly Oglala 1

Then the butterflying. I’ve used three beads. I come up through the first bead,  thread my three beads on for the frill, miss a bead and then put the needle through the next bead so the three beads are squashed up and stand away from the base line.

Butterfly Oglala 2

I used mostly the same beads, but in one or two places I made the middle of the three butterflying beads something different – a malachite chip or a copper seed bead, to give some visual interest.

Butterfly Oglala 3

Butterfly Oglala 4

Then I filled the background with seeding stitches in a wonderful hand dyed Caron cotton thread to echo the shades in the brown delicas and the hints of green malachite.

Butterfly Oglala 5

Oops, I need to carefully dab out the removable marker lines!

Butterfly Oglala 6

The blocks are starting to mount up now and I think I’ve finally worked out how to tackle my next one.

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Earlier in the year I made three crazy patchwork brooches. I pieced the fabric for a fourth in orange, gold and black…

…but it was clearly going to be too big for a brooch and I left it to one side, looking like this:

While looking for some thread, I found it and decided to take a brief break from the Cornish pieces to finish it.

A meandering line of beaded Oglala stitch above. The flower in the corner is created from a circle of big open lazy daisy stitches in black rayon with a smaller lazy daisy in hand dyed orange silk in the middle of each petal and a french knot in the centre.

Pekingese stitch with a silk back stitch foundation and the loops in a thick hand dyed softly twisted silk.

Using up oddments of hand dyed silk threads to make bullion knot roses. This is the first time I’d tried bullion knot flowers and I enjoyed doing it more than I’d thought – the bullions behaved themselves at least!

Too big for a brooch, this one has been finished as a hair barrette.

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The last two pieces in this series.

Concentric circles of running stitch in variegated perle around the pieces of sea washed glass and a meander of amethyst chips through the middle.

For the last one I decided to splash out on a bit of beading.

I left the sea glass pieces alone and used tiny (not sure what size but they are small) frosted AB delicas in dark and light purple for a simple curving line of butterfly oglala stitch.

Life has rather got in the way of stitching but my reports are finished; Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club’s October show Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! is cast and rehearsals are underway and this weekend sees  the promenade performance of my ‘Regency Romance’ at Normanby Hall Food Fair so I’m hoping things will start to get less hectic soon.

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