I started with the big sequin held in place by straight stitches, then chain stitch, buttonhole and a couple of rows of Fly stitch. The French knots are in embroidery floss. Then the rust color needed to be repeated, so the buttonhole bars were woven over with two rows.
I made this cowl with some of my handspun and used buttons from my stash.
This is another design from my circle sketchbook. The off center made it more interesting to work. Trellis stitch is in the smallest circle surrounded by stem stitch, then stem stitch outlines with Herringbone inside. Again stem stitch for the outside and seed stitch. The final area is the stem stitch again to define the edges and couched radiating lines. The whole thing has a Chain stitch outling.It was fun to figure out each area.
Embroidery floss and perle cotton are the threads.
What I’m doing is piecing tops for someone in Clark County Quilters to quilt. I like that part best and find quilting a big piece hard. This one has the pieced Log Cabins as the block. It’s a good way to use up scraps.
Another simple design. It starts with a Woven spider web and is surrounded by Chain stitch and Buttonhole Stitch. The threads are perle cotton and embroidery floss.
This is one of my favorite color schemes. The disks seemed to want to be used in a curve, so that become the design. I used back stitch for the line of blue beads and Stack stitch to attach the orange disks. The rest are just sewn on.
The next motif is a simple one with more open space. It is rings of Chain and Buttonhole stitch with a Detached Chain Stitch flower in the center and French Knots. The threads are perle cotton and embroidery floss.