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Thursday, February 02, 2012


I started with three rows of herringbone worked in a variegated perle.  In the middle and at the end of the rows are examples of herringbone overlayed on herringbone, which helps to tack down the longer base threads and add a different design element.

The next was a couching experiment gone, um, not as planned.  The yarn was an interesting bit, very kinky, which I thought would be a cool way to use irregular herringbone.  As you can see the yarn got straightened while stitching over it.  I triple wrapped the x's of the herringbone in a contrasting color since the yarn texture and color really got lost.  Note to self after examining the stitches in close up:
use the same hole coming up and going back.

The flower petals are herringbone stitches in alternating color with cretan stitches oriented toward the center.  At that point I could see it as a feather headdress and was tempted...  Instead I filled the center with French knots and added a single herringbone to form that thingy where the stem begins.

I have space enough on the fabric for one more week.  I can hardly wait to get the next stitch so we can see how the whole thing looks!

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