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.



3 comments:

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.