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Posts Tagged ‘tete de boeuf stitch’

I was finishing the kantha stitching when I had a brainwave for the mottled batik piece of fabric on the left.

Blues 1

It’s something I’d seen somewhere on the internet – back stitched spiders web fans in variegated fine perle thread.

Blues 2

Blues 3

Great fun to stitch, fitting them into the corners and edges of the pale blue shapes.

Blues 4

Blues 5

And then I went back to the commercial embroidered piece on the right, adding tete de boeuf stitch (fly stitches caught down with a french knot, rather than a straight stitch) in the same size as the distance between the couching threads.

Blues 6

They make me think of fern leaves unrolling in the spring.

Blues 7

And then back to the chain stitched ‘portholes’. ┬áLast element to finish before I can start on the third strip.

Blues 8

I’m costuming our pantomime this year, so I’m aiming for a birthday finish (April) rather than Christmas.

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