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Monday, 23 September 2013

Sunday, part 2

A bit late with my blog today, but still working on the cut work. Ditched the hoop, as found it much easier to work without it. Two rows of buttonhole stitch look much neater. Both with the corded side to the outside. Even liking the striped effect now. Went round the inside of one of the petals I did last weekend with white so that it looks the same width as the rest, but has a cord on the inside.

 I think I'm getting the hang of it now, the leaf on the left looks neater than the other one.


Main stitching complete. It definitely needs a quick iron.


Reading my books it looks like if you have big spaces to cut away you can do some kind of darning stitches to stabilise. Will research what to do for next weekend.

Hope you have had a good creative weekend.

S xx

14 comments:

  1. This is coming along very nicely - cut work seems to take quite a different approach doesn't it; I haven't tried it but it looks fascinating and I'm looking forward to your next progress report!
    Joy xo

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    1. Hi Joy, not much time for blogging this week, work has got in the way. Started teaching my crochet course this week, more about that on a future blog. Thank you for your encouragement during this experiment of mine.
      S xx

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  2. This is gorgeous! i can't wait to see the next stage.
    happy stitching
    love jooles xxx

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    1. Hi Jooles, thank you for your kind comments. It not easy working from books, wish it had someone to show me what to do.
      S xx

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  3. It's looking great so far look forward to seeing what you do next to it. I like the button hole stitch your using very tidy :) x

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    1. Hi, thank you. Working up to cutting the fabric, scary or what!
      S xx

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  4. Cant wait to see it cut out. Its quite thrilling...I love your colours.

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    1. Thank you Leeanne. I'm really enjoying it.
      S xx

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  5. What beautiful work! The striped effect is really pretty - and very interesting how you prefer to work without the hoop, I find that with some projects, too. My oh my I'd be nervous about cutting the fabric, you will do a brilliant job no doubt, perhaps we should all do a big Skype link-up to 'hold your hand' when you take the first snip! ;-) Chrissie x

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    1. Hi Chrissie, thank you for hosting this stitch along. I'm really nervous; what happens if the fabric starts to unravel. Ohhhhhh. I'll try to take as many pics as I can.
      S xx

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  6. It is looking beautiful, with such careful stitching. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the next stage.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Hi Ellie, thank you for your kind comments. Getting nervous about the scissors now. But a bit more stitching to do.
      S xx

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  7. It's beautiful so far, you're doing a great job.

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  8. Thank you Jennifer, your encouragement really helps.
    S xx

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J xx