Monday, May 27, 2013

Buttons and beads

 There hasn't been too much time for stitching lately but I have been working on a new brooch whenever I had a spare moment.
 The background is calico which I have dyed some time ago.

It is a lovely soft green .  Some of the pics look as if it is pink but it is just the lighting.
 I started off with tiny green seed beeds, just wandering around on the fabric, then some silk ribbon stitches in a soft mauve surround a green crystal slide.  Tear drop shaped glass beads catch the light.

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 More beads and lots of french knots and long and short stitch filled in lots of space.

Then some more stitching.

Damp stretching on a cork board overnight.
I find this damp stretching is such a great way to finish off a piece of work and pull it into place.

Then the finishing touch.


 Fitting it on the button as well as can be done.

It fits beautifully snug and smooth.


Elizabethanne said...

Hi Dianne
This is stunning. I love it.
Hugs Elizabeth xx

Judy McCarthy said...

yes, UI agree..stunning.lovely stitching here Dianne.You'll get loads of comments when you wear it.

margaret said...

this is a real beauty.