Thursday, November 23, 2006

Labouring the point - Week 2

I got carried away with the French knots. I think I've overdone it, laboured the point somewhat!! This could be another exercise in 'less is more'. Still, this has given me an idea as to how I can include an example of 'point' in my long sampler.


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Different kinds of French knots worked in different weights of thread.
(Recommended as a diversion from an absolutely dreadful old film being shown on the 'Horror' channel! Yawn, yawn.......(note to self) must get control of that remote!)

This is a better illustration and it took far less time:


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All done in different widths and textures of ribbon. Stitches used: feather, french knots, radiating straight stitch, single chain stitch. Fabric is dress weight polyester, quickly laced on to an offcut of card because it looked pretty.

The yellow bead draws the eye to the large flower in the centre of the posy.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your samplers. They are so creative.

Jo in NZ said...

LOL. I don't think it's overdone...in fact, I can spaces for more!
I am so enjoying all the samples. I love how you have grouped together your sizes of knot, and increased size as they move to the outer edge.

Anonymous said...

I like the rich folds and gathers in the ribbon stitches. Such rich colors, too. And then smaller yellow center almost hidden behind the flower with the yellow bead center seems to be a touch that really adds to this piece.

Leanne Hurren said...

Wow Kay, you've been busy! Love the french knots - don't think they're t oo much at all. I haven't even started lesson 3 and 4 is here now - aarrgghh!

emmyschoonbeek said...

I love your samplers and I dont think there overdone

Anonymous said...

I don't think you can ever have too many french knots - I love them!