Thursday, August 06, 2009

Stumpwork sepals close up

I think I chose the wrong photo yesterday, so here is an in focus photo of the bullion picot edge on the sepals, and the long buttonhole I'm using to fill in the inner part of the sepals. You can see the material showing through in the center - I've since poked through it to put the flower together. Paula is mainly right, bullion picot and buttonhole, but the ends are buttonhole as well, since I wrap wire very poorly. Since I can't find bullion picot instructions online, I'll have to direct you to sharon b's bullion stitch instructions, but make it a very short distance between the in and out points on the stitch, and add lots of wraps. Mary Corbet has a video that might help as well. I've looked through my books and can't find the one where I learned how to do it, of course. Hope this helps.

4 comments:

Elmsley Rose said...

You are a sweetie

paulahewitt said...

thanks Margaret!

Elmsley Rose said...

M,
It just occurred to me - that non-woven stuff - doesn't it form the back of the very very cheap CD holders (that have a coloured plastic front) that you buy by the hundred at a $2 store?

Margaret said...

What I used is a little thinner than the CD envelopes we have here, but since I did have a hole problem it would be worth a try.