06 June 2014

Slow Progress

The nice thing about having a project set up and ready to go on my millennium frame, is that I can put in a few stitches here and there whenever I have a minute. Progress on my Tipsy Thistle is slow, but it is at least progress :)
There were lots of new stitches for me to learn, this is Bullion and French knots, I really struggled with the Bullion knots - any tips for getting a good tension?
This section was Buttonhole filling
Followed by Battlement stitch
This is part was supposed to be filled with French Knots, but as I swapped the Bullion Knots back in section 2 for French Knots, I thought I would try something different, this is Brick stitch, one I will definitely use again.
and finally Double seeding
I am almost finished the middle section

9 comments:

  1. it is looking so pretty and nice to just sit and stitch when you want to and have it all set up

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  2. It's looking lovely and it's great that you're learning so much as you go along. Have you tried Needle n' Thread for bullion knot tips?

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  3. There's a discussion of bullion knots on the "White Threads" blog, which I can recommend. After that it's a matter of doing more of them!

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  4. Beautiful work so far and a great learning experience for you. Well done !!

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  5. It's looking great! I really love this piece and hope to see more of it!

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  6. I love following your progress on this project and seeing the different stitches. The double seeding is so sweet. Bulllions are difficult, do you use a straw needle? They help prevent a bump in the wraps. I always substitute french knots with colonial knots, they are easier for me and come out with a more uniform look.

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  7. What lovely work, it's good that you're learning new skills along hte way.

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  8. Always wind them in a anticlockwise direction. You'll find there are bullion making days and non bullion days. Don't know why it happens. Just does.

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