Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More on that

I finished all of the Helen's Lace.  Then diagonal knitted plaits in Perle #8 and I am now beading the spaces of the lace to finish this section.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Helen's Lace area

This area starts by finishing off the lower edge with diagonal stitches in the #5 Perle.  Then 2 strands of Bijoux went over the top diagonal.  Last, I set up the Helen's Lace pattern.  This area uses any or all of the threads we have used so far!  So there is many of the 1/16 ribbons, some Marlitt and some Bijoux.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Side Area

The sun came out today!  This is actually better colors!
First, all of the diamond lattice pattern is done with 2 strands of #12 Perle.  Then the gold filigree pattern was worked with DMC Fil inside of them and in the center of the box.  Cross stitches were placed over the intersections with 2 ply of Bijoux and then 1 x 4 crosses were placed over the lattice with one ply of the same Bijoux.  The Pinwheel Mistake stitch is worked with #8 Kreinik and then diagonal stitches worked around it with 1/16 ribbon.  This completes this area and page 10 is done!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

So far

I went back and redid the Diamond Rhodes at the top to correct the stitch placement.  Thanks for pointing it out to me.  I followed the chart but it was not right so I fixed it.  Then I added the beads around the triangles in the first diagonal band with Mill Hill beads.  I then added the stitches in between the Continuous Scotch in the side area.  Next to the rectangle are more beads that are criss cross stitched into place using Delica beads this time.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Side Area

I started the first side area.  Four Sprat's Head fill the upper corner with 1/16 ribbon.  Then, Impressions is used to create a rectangle of double straight crosses.  A square is stitched over the top of the double crosses with Bijoux.  Continuous Scotch stitches are worked inside the rectangle with #5 Perle and then #4 Kreinik is crossed over those.  Working on page 9!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is?

 I have been using DMC Fil and been asked what is it?  This one is a single ply metallic similar to blending filament but a tad bit wider.  It is also a bit sturdier in the needle.  It comes on a spool and this pattern has used single and double ply so far.
Today's progress report!  The last vertical column on the right has Sprat's Head stitches worked in 1/16 ribbon first.  Then between those are backstitches with another color of  1/6.

The triangles are tri-layered.  Perle 5 was stitched diagonally across each one.  Then Marlitt was stitched over the top of those from the other angle to create padding.  Finally Sprat's Heads were worked in a single ply of DMC Fil over the top of those.  Very sparkly!

and that completes pages 6 and 7!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More on the wide band

I completed the two vertical rows of Plaited Knit stitch on the far right.  DMC Fil is added in a row of 1 x 4 stitches next to all of the Plaited Knit stitch rows.  Horizontal rows of 1/16 ribbon and #5 Perle cover the 4 thread areas between them.  Lastly, I worked the square stitch over the top of all the Double Straight Crosses with Bijoux.  Next I will be filling in all of those triangles and the narrow band on the right.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Is that all?

I went back to the Milanese Triangle and added the DMC Fil over the top of the Marlitt.  (I reread my directions last night and found I had missed it!)  I then finished all of the 1 x 4 stitches over the rows of Perle #8 with the Perl #12.  It barely shows in the photo, but it is all there.  I then worked all of the rows of the knitted plait stitches with a Smyrna in the corner.  There is an empty row in the center of all of the ribbons, by the way.  It is going to be filled with beads.  I am choosing to do them after all the stitching is done to avoid catching all these different threads on them.