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9 Feb 2012

Chevron stitches - Tast2012 week 6

Pictures are not as good as I would like to have them - the red colour of my fabric must be the cause or the dull weather which we are having -
I simply can't get them sharp. See first my doodling with thread and needle


end of doodling on the old linen sheet 


My fabric is of a brilliant orange brown colour
here is the best what I could get  


The center ornament reminded me of the bridges
to Key West, Florida, USA,
before I added the silk ribbon stitches



This is - or should be - raised chevron stitch
The enlargement is so merciless




I inserted buttonhole stitches into the upper
horizontal stitches - and made another row to
produce a tiny lace -
again the enlargement reveals each irregularity! 



 This was taken with another camera and comes nearer to the original

6 comments:

  1. Well, Anneliese, you certainly have made time to explore this lovely stitch in lots of interesting ways. I would never have thought to attempt the addition of the lace, very clever. I like your chevrons getting larger as they go along. Isn't it annoying when the camera won't pick up the right colour!!!

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  2. Anneliese, I love this one pic
    very beautiful!
    Masha

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  3. Such interesting variations! Nice work.

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  4. Great stitching. Love the lacy effect you created by buttonholing and your couching variations.

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  5. Glad I found your work too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

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