Saturday, July 15, 2006

Faux CQ

This is a purse that is "faux CQ". It's not pieced, but is divided by decorative seam treatments as though it is. I really enjoyed making it, including the beaded handle.

The lavender "thread" making O shapes on the upper right hand side is actually a thick velour that is woven under the dark purple straight stitches, first woven Right to Left to make a serpentine, then L to R to make "O"s. I've done this with some other threads that are more slippery and they don't hold a good shape like this velour.

You can see just a touch of a shiny purple herringbone near the bottom. I wove some lavender velour in and out of it and the difference in textures is really cool.

This circle of SRE includes a pistol stitch flower, a curved buillion-tipped lazy daisy flower and a ruffled flower that I made up. I can post the directions for the pink flower on a later blog if anyone's interested.


Debbie R. said...

I just found your blog. Your purse is very pretty. Your seams look wonderful and what a neat idea.

Susan said...

I love this wreath! I'm going looking to see if you did, indeed, post the flower details. If you didn't, I'd be very happy if you would!