Sunday, January 22, 2012

Feather stitch again

Today I made the last feather stitches on my Aida. I choose this fabric to focus on my experiments with rows of feather stitches. I didn’t want to spend too much time selecting my embroidery threads, so I used a colour palette in my studio journal. My first experiment is stitched in purple perle 12 and yellow perle 8. I decorated the stacked rows with buggle beads.
From top to bottom: Stef Francis spun silk with flames, 2 threads of stranded DMC and perle 8. In the last row I alternated small and wide stitches.
An experiment with 2 threads of stranded DMC. The arms of the yellow feather stitches are different; the left side is half the size of the right size. Then I added the buttonhole stitches.
This is the same row after adding the buttonhole stitches at the other side.
A few days ago I showed the floral spray in my altered book. Yarngoddess asked me what I’m going to do with the back of the page. This is how it looks now. I secured the threads with tape, so there are no knots.
 I’m not sure I want to hide this when I glue the pages together, maybe I do something special with it so I can still see parts of it.

7 comments:

  1. No you shouldn't hide that page, I love the way it looks. I am working on an altered book too!

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  2. All of your feather stitch variations are wonderful Annet!!

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  3. Very nice variations! I always find something new here. Thanks.

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  4. Your stitches always look so elegant. I like the one between the buttonhole, especially.

    I like the back of the stitched page, too. Perhaps you could draw something to incorporate the stitches.

    ~Faith
    http://airynothing.net/Blogs/anblog

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  5. A clever idea - never finish something - one might still do something with it, on it, change it - I do

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