Monday, 20 February 2017

Two more circles completed....

Since I finished my Chalet project, I have been working on embellishing more of my wool felt circles and, I am pleased to say that I have managed to complete two more of them.


This project is one that has been inspired by Sue Spargo's wonderful work and, I have been following along with Sue's Craftsy Class to give me some ideas for stitching as well as using her beautiful books 'Creative Stitching' and 'Creative Texturing' for inspiration and reference.


Firstly, I added some cute little purple 'drizzle' stitches to the centre of my first set of circles which I showed you last time. Before adding the stitches, the first set of circles looked like this...


You may recall that I thought the centre of the middle circle needed a little extra embellishment but wasn't sure what to add.  Well, when I saw the drizzle stitch, I knew it would be perfect.


Once I had added the drizzle stitch to my first set of circles, I started work on the second set of circles.


To complete this second set of circles I used coton a broder in blue to stitch an outline of 'crested chain stitch' around the largest wool circle.  I then used green coton a broder to add fly stitch to the second wool felt circle. Finishing the fly stitch with pistil stitches.  Between each of the pistil stitches I added a bullion loop in pink coton a broder.


The edge of the cotton fabric circle was embellished using 'bullion cast on stitch' in a light teal coton a broder and finally, in the centre I added a flower stitched using 'double cast on stitch' for the petals and a colonial knot in the centre.  For the flower I used a variegated cotton pearl thread (size 8).


For the third set of circles I started by outlining the largest wool circle with 'rosette chain stitch'.  I used a pretty variegated pearl cotton thread (size 8). I also used this same thread and stitch to outline the centre cotton fabric circle.  The middle wool circle was edged with small fly stitches using purple coton a broder thread.


I added some bullion knots in blue coton a broder to decorate the larger wool circle and then finished the very centre with a circle of 'open buttonhole filler stitch' in light purple coton a broder thread.


I am so pleased I started this project as these little sets of circles are providing me with a lot of opportunity to try new stitches and are quickly stitched up in an evening.  I love the texture that some of the stitches are adding to the project and I am looking forward to stitching the next set now!!

26 comments:

  1. Wow these are wonderful! Your stitching is so even!

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  2. I am enjoying your wool circles so much! They remind me of the tops of cupcakes. :) You probably mentioned in a previous post, but what is the diameter of the circles?

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  3. Wow, they are gorgeous - it sounds like you are having lots of fun with these!

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  4. Christine, these are beautiful! I love the colors and the textures. Lovely work!

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  5. Hi Christine,wow how good do those circles look well done my friend .

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  6. These remind me of perfectly decorated little cakes - served at a white-gloved tea. So perfectly pretty!

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  7. Beautiful stitching. They remind me of pretty little cakes as well.

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  8. These are lovely Christine, you sure put a lot of work into each one.

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    die Kreise sind dir ganz wunderbar gelungen! Sind die eigentlich erst einmal aufgeklebt, ehe man mit der Stickerei beginnt, würde das Sinn machen, oder wie funktioniert das???
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  10. Truly lovely and good enough to eat..inspiring ...D x

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  11. I love your circles , the embellishments are so pretty . You do amazing handwork!

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  12. Oh what gorgeous stitches .... really pretty!
    Barbara x

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  13. Utterly beautiful colours and stitching and yes edible lol like little pastel cupcakes -yummy!

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  14. Oh my, the circle are so gorgeous!

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  15. Your circles look wonderful, Christine. xx

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  16. I'm amazed of all the detail and work in each set of circles... each one is a wonderful piece for itself! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this one! Have a nice week, Ariadna.

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  17. Christine, these circles are just lovely--love your beautiful stitches and the pretty threads!

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  18. wow, these are beautiful! so inspiring

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  19. Love the stitches on your circles!

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    1. Thank you Annet! They are proving a lot of fun to stitch.... a bit addictive! Christine x

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    2. Hi, Christine! Couldn't find where to comment, so I'll put it here! Your work is amazing! Someone just shared their wool scraps with me, so I'm looking forward to making a penny rug or something similar. You are such an inspiration! XO

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  20. NOW the comment box shows up! :)

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  21. I love seeing these, Christine! Your stitching is so neat and lovely to look at!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

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  22. These little circles can become addictive. So fun to make and a great way to learn new stitches.

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    1. Thank you Darlene! I have been having a lot of fun with this project! It is fun to try out the stitches! Christine x

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