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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
When my husbands grandmother died she had some sewing supplies. They have since been divided among my sister-laws who sew and myself. In the the items I chose was a small bunch of yo-yos that had been made but not sewn to anything. So I sewed them together and framed them today I just love them so sweet and it is nice to have something from grandma, especially yo-yos.
She had a few more (3 and 1) in two different sizes which I will frame some time in the future. Those are kind of fun as the paper template is still with one cut out from a newspaper with the date and all.
On the top shelf is the rocking horse my children used when they where just tikes but they have since out grown it so now it is a decoration. The doll house is "The Littles" from when I was a kid. It is a pretty cool little doll house has cast metal furniture that functions meaning drop leaf tables actually work. This is sort of where childhood gets remembered on that shelf. I have a few more things to put up there but I have to find them first in storage still working on that.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Romainan cord is thicker it never needs ironing and has a personality all its own.
I person in my flickr groups posted a tutorial on her blog she makes her cord different than I was taught so I do not know if hers unravels easy I will have to try her way and see.
But here is the link if you are wanting to learn to do this type of lace. Let her know I sent you take care and have fun making lace. She has step by step instructions and a video of the cord like I do
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here is the second gown from circa 1900 that is not finished this one has much more embroidery started and it is being worked with floche. I do have the original thread to finish it so that is how I will do it all white work.
No 355 Infants dress Use American Beauty Embroidery Floss 651/=K1
The center back is to be slit open too i think I will use taylors button hole there as well as I do not have any fabric to make a button placket. So it I use the taylors button hole and make thread loops for the buttons ( also using the taylors button hole over the thread bars it will work well.
There are marks on the sleeves and the waist area that will need the taylors button hole stitches then slit open to weave ribbon into.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I will be using a tailors button hole to finish the hem on the previous post. What most people call a button hole stitch is actually a blanket stitch and not very strong. Notice the running stitch first then the extra loop in the knot section. The knot section is to face the open part where the button passes through the garment. The fact that there is one more loop makes it take a little longer to wear out.
This gown is circa 1900 and not finished. I have some antique silk thread that I plan to finish it with. It was originally started with white floche (a type of cotton embroidery thread) thread but the person who started it only did a few leaves so I unpicked them as I didn't have enough of the original thread to finish this one and it's sister and it's sister has more embroidery already started on it. Yes I have two of these you will see the other on Monday.
detail of center hem embroidery pattern
see next post for how to finish this hem with a tailors button hole.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Pattern of crochet is
- single crochet around (neck, arms, and hem) in white crochet thread cut and finish thread
- (Change to main color to match embroidery ) sc in any stitch chain 3, skip 3 to 4 sc on previous round which ever works best (the crocheter was inconsistent ) to accommodate the curves, *sc in next sc, chain 5,sc in same stitch as last sc, chain 3, skip 3 or 4 sc,** repeat from star around end with an even number of sc. slip stitch to first sc, chain 1
- chain 3, *sc in next sc,ch 3 ,sc in loop 4 times, ch 3 sc in next sc at base of loop, ch 3** repeat around , slip stitch to starting stitch cut and finish threads
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I have a few more items to show just didn't for a few days because of tutorial and hiking. But here we go again. This one has some real sweet details that you have not seen in the other outfits thus far. There is a little bit of drawn thread work in this which you have seen on some other items which I failed to mention. In the group on flickr there is another person who has been kind enough to add some tutorials on how to do drawn thread work. For those who don't know that is the lacy section in the middle of the yoke.
Such had pin tuck in all different sizes and numbers.
A matching baby bib that also has a little bit of shadow embroidery. If you do not know what shadow embroidery is here is an explanation for you: Embroidery on a somewhat sheer fabric that has an outlined detail and where the threads crossing in the back make a solid color that faintly shows through the fabric to the front. If you don't see it look at the diamond in the bib you will notice an outline and a little bit of faint blue in the middle of the diamond showing through the fabric.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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