Thursday, December 13, 2007

Stocking Detail 21

The feather stitch on the left seam is sewn with a single strand of gold metallic floss. Two different greens in rayon floss were combined to make the French knots along the seam.
The bottom seam is cretan stitch sewn with two strands of the gold metallic floss. Changing the number of threads used in the needle creates the illusion of more variety where I had a limited number of threads that fit the color scheme. A variety of beads were used to embellish the seam.
A flock of butterflies adorns the patch. They are made with three black seed beads for the body. The wings are detached chains sewn with two strands of a darker gold metallic thread.


Susan said...

I love what you did, even with a limited palette. Very creative!

Marty52 said...

These tiny butterflies are so cool!!! I may just have to borrow this idea sometime!