Sunday, January 22, 2012

TAST week 2 Buttonhole

This is what I have done so far for week two's TAST. Buttonhole. This piece is still a WIP I am wanting to use as many different types of threads & fibers as I can for this & most of the stitches that I will do.

Buttonhole would have to be my most favourite stitch out there. It is so versatile & as I am a stumpwork embroiderer Buttonhole is used quite a lot.

Here are some samples I did for a City & Guilds stumpwork course a few years ago. It shows the use of Buttonhole stitches used in Needlelace.
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Elizabeth xx

Tag Tuesday White

This is the white tag that I created for this weeks Tag Tuesday challenge. I have used a silk Habiti as the base fabric & added some silk velvet. The baubly bit is done by diong lots of gather stitches in circles onto some open weave Muslin. This is a technique I learned of Karan Ruane's Button workshop that I did recently.

I have embellished the whole tag with embroidery, beads, flowers & Gems. I am quite happy with the results of this tag.

I am now looking forward to sharing next weeks tag which will be Vintage. It is already to go, Just have to wait for the 24th☺

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Elizabeth xx