Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blooming Bookmark---Part 2

We will see steps 3 and 4 today.

Step 3: Now, with everything set, you are ready to start the embroidery. With two strands of the darkest shade of pink sew buttonhole stitch around the edges of the flower pattern. Buttonhole stitch is used here to avoid frayed edges when the flower is cut out from the fabric. Place the buttonhole stitches very close together.

Step 4: Before you start the shading, observe the flower and find the order of working the flower. When you shade the flower, first shade the petal which is underneath all the other petals. Marked as A in the photo below. Next, petals marked as B, and then petal C. And at last, petal D, which is on top of all the other petals.

You can find steps 1 and 2 here


kasthurirajam said...

lovely blog.thanks for sharing.waiting for ur next post

Flora said...

Thanks Kasthuri!

Elmsley Rose said...

That's funny. I've always buttonholed the edge last.

I like your edge of buttonholing - I've said that before. Mine would be less obvious because it goes over existing stitching, where you stitch up to the buttonholed border, leaving it as a border. I'll have to give it a go, as an "alternative look".

The books generally say to buttonhole last. Where did you learn to do it first?

Flora said...

Hi Megan,

I regret for my delayed reply. There is no specific reason for buttonholing last. I thought this would be better than doing it last, where there are chances that we might disturb the outline of the soft shading.