Wednesday, May 09, 2007

TASTy whipped spiderweb

Here is a version of whipped spiderweb - a carnation, or "pink". The cool thing about this flower is that each spoke is not just a straight stitch, it is a long and skinny chain stitch. Once the whipping is done, the sides of each chain are pulled together to form the diamonds at the top. This is from Jane Nicholas' book Stumpwork Embroidery.

8 comments:

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Ati. Norway. said...

Oh Lin this is beautiful ! I always think when i see those things, what a creative lady must she have been, who made such nice things for the first time. Sorry for my bad English ;)

Lynne said...

That carnation is sooo cool! I love it!

Marty52 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous... I may have to check into that book. Thanks for the eye candy!

kay susan said...

Wow! Beautifully done.

Bobby said...

So pretty!

freebird said...

Uh,oh. Just what I need - to see something new I'd like to try when I am just getting started on my bead journal page!!

Tally said...

What a beauty! I also like your rainbow fan.
Hello from Hamburg
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