Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pattern #10

This pattern is also taken from Plate 333 (see pattern #9)

Stitched example:


Monday, November 17, 2008

Pattern #9

I finished stitching the next pattern. This is the most simple pattern visually, but it seemed like it was the hardest to stitch. Also, use the pattern not the example since there are a couple of small errors in the stitching on this one.

Stitched Example:


I charted this pattern from Plate 333 in the Kroos book. I've got a few more patterns from this panel to stitch up.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fingerloop braiding fun

I started looking at fingerloop braiding to make my drawstring and handle. I've been having fun with it. I have this cone of Kreinik Japan #7 which begs to be used, so I pulled out some of my Splenda silk and made a cord using this pattern. I forgot to factor in the fact that Japan thread stretches, so it got hard to work with near the end since the silver loops were getting significantly longer than the silk ones. The pattern still worked though, I just had to go really slow and be careful.

I think it turned out really nice. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. I really don't have a strong since of style, so I usually end up giving stuff away. Its nice because people usually enjoy hand made stuff and then I'm so pleased when they come up with some pretty way to use it. So here's my random cord of blue silk and silver thread:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Pouch Progress

Some more pouch progress-

I've seamed up the sides using Machteld's instructions ( and I really like the results.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pouch progress

I liked pattern #5 so much that I started a pouch a while back. Life has been a bit hectic lately, but I finally got some more blue and have finished the stitching. I am very pleased with the results. I will try to finish it sometime soon. I've also started stitching my next pattern as well.