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Historical Sampler – A Rose and Two Buds : Detached Buttonhole with Metal Return

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6 November 2008

Historical Sampler – A Rose and Two Buds : Detached Buttonhole with Metal Return

I re-did the bud of “A Rose and Two Buds”

Two_buds

Two_buds_closeup

(The pic is a bit fuzzy)

This time I only used one thread of YLI, in contrast to the strawberry with metal return, where I used two :

return_strawberry

It is (just) visible in the calyx of the bud that longer stretches of the gold passing are visible. The two objects are about the same size. About twice as much gold is visible (funnily enough).

I’m definitely not happy with YLI silk. It has a fuzzy appearance – maybe wear from passing over the gold passing – but I’ve noticed that it has this appearance in general.

That’s what you get for getting cheap silk.

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2 Comments:

OpenID paulahewitt said...

i like these - and you cant see the fuzzy thread from here. that is a bit disappointing - perhaps you need that flat silk they use for japanese embroidery (says the expert ha!)

Friday, November 07, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Maybe I just need to use silk that is better quality than YLI!!! *grin*

Friday, November 07, 2008  

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