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Sunday, July 16, 2006

100 Details In 100 Days - Day 26

Motif Spiderweb
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
Another popular crazyquilt motif in the Victorian days was the spiderweb. The Victorians believed that having a spider in their house was good luck. I don't share the same sentiment!

Spiderwebs can be challenging to stitch, esp. if a stitcher doesn't know how to do couching. Here a simple charted version of a spiderweb. Use whatever threads you have, I like to do mine with metallic thread, usually a Kreinik #4 or #8 Braid but you can use what you have on hand.

If you use 14 count waste canvas, I would use 3 strands of DMC floss or 1 strand of #8 Perle Cotton or 1 strand of Kreinik #4 Braid.

If using a larger waste canvas such as 10 or 8.5 count, use 6 strands of DMC floss or #5 Perle cotton or Kreinik #8 Braid.

I make my spiders using a large round bead for the body and then a medium round bead for the head. I make the legs using 3 strands of DMC floss and straight stitches.



Victoria M. said...

Pam, I just want to say thanks for all the motifs and tips you are publishing in the '100 details in 100 days'. This is so generous of you.

On another note, on June 1 you posted a challenge about CQers making themed blocks to perhaps submit to Quilting Arts Mag. or something, in an effort to help others see crazy quilting as an art form. I haven't heard anything further about this, and the post doesn't show up on your blog any more, at least at my end. I was wondering if anything has come of your challenge, as I found it to be an interesting idea that I might be able to participate in.

Thanks, Victoria M.

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Victoria,

I'm glad you're enjoying the 100 Details in 100 Days posts. I am too.

In regards to the Challenge project, I removed the post to rethink my idea. I'm still playing around with it but got caught up in the 100 details project.

When I'm more settled on how to go about this (I'd like to run the idea past Sharon too), I'll post again with more details. Thank you for asking about it. I hope to have something in the works for after the 100 Details project.

Victoria M. said...

Ahhhh. That makes total sense. I know how some ideas just need to simmer for a while.

patternnuts said...

Looks fantastic! The details are beyond anything I have ever seen!
And thank you for so many lovely patterns.I am hoping to try a blackwork soon......

patternnuts said...

I linked you from my blog.... Hope you do not mind.

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