Saturday, April 14, 2007

TAST Bonnet Stitch


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I machine stitched all over the sample in matt and shiny thread, using straight stitch and a greek key pattern, to help merge the bonnet stitch into the background. I really like the texture I got where the machine stitching went over the bonnet stitch worked in wool. Then I added wavy lines in bonnet stitch in cotton perle, to make a better design. I enhanced the bonnet stitch with french knots.

I like this better!

10 comments:

StegArt said...

Fabulous example...I especially like how you did the background.

Micki said...

I admire your tenacity to work this sample. I just worked on mine and I have to say I am not a big fan of this stitch.

Yours looks great.

corina said...

Even if I am going to repeat myself, I love your sens of colors! Can I present some of your samplers in my blog ?

Conni said...

This is perfect!

Elizabeth said...

I love the waves of bonnet stitches on that wonderful background you did. Thanks for describing and showing the process.

kay susan said...

Thanks everyone! Corina, be my guest...........

Vicki said...

I love the colours and the effects you have got with the machining as well as the hand stitching - I'll have to have a go at something like that myself sometime.

Dianne said...

So lovely!! I love the background.

neki desu said...

this has such a rich,exciting textured surface .And the stitching is so perfect!

neki desu

carol.clasper said...

Wow! I just found your blog and your work is wonderful. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I will drop by regularly.