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Friday, July 14, 2006

100 Details In 100 Days - Day 24

Motif Blackwork Butterfly
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
First, I'd like to thank everyone who has left comments here at my blog, on my Flickr site and in emails regarding how much they are enjoying these small borders and motifs. I'm enjoying them as much as you are. Just like in building a crazquilt, one idea feeds off the previous design and I know I won't have any trouble keeping everyone stitching for 100 days or more!

Today's motif is another blackwork design. This little butterfly can be worked with whatever colors you want to use or whatever will coordination with your project.

If using DMC floss, I suggest 2 strands for the cross stitch body, 2 strands for the outlines of the wings and 1 strand for the blackwork.

If you prefer Perle Cotton, try #5 for the outline and cross stitches in the body and then #8 for the blackwork.

Again, there are alot of possibilities here. You could work the entire butterfly in black on white fabric or in white on black fabric. You could add seed beads or try using a metallic thread such as Kreinik #4 Braid.

Add your own ideas to it and enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have the most awesome patterns! Thanks again.

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