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23 February 2018

Laziness is the Mother of Invention

I'm having the best time ever stitching all the white flowers on the Wild Child wallet.

No, that's not quite true. After the first couple of flowers, I got bored. I can't help it. I don't like a lot of repetition. One aspect, in particular, of the outlining of the flowers really bugged me for some reason.

Three bead embroidered flowers. (Wild Child Japanese Bead Embroidery by Mary Alice Sinton)

09 February 2018

Leaf Lesson

In the last installment of the Antique Society Silk Violets, I detailed the stitching plan for the flowers. This time, I want to share my approach to the leaves.

(Warning: This is going to get extremely geeky!)

The leaves are composed of three greens.

Antique green silk for violet leaves. (Society Silk Violets)

02 February 2018

On the Fringe

As I've been working on the Japanese bead embroidery project Wild Child it's made me remember my first, and possibly only other, bead embroidery endeavour.

Detail of bead embroidered purse. (Rare Vintage by Liz Vickery, Inspirations, bead embroidered purse)