By Melody Griffiths

В книге представлено 201 вязаных крючков мотивов и блоков с подробными схемами и инструкциями. Containing a listing of motifs and blocks, plus styles, you could both create your personal designs from the wealth of excellent motifs illustrated or stick to one among Melodys fail-safe styles which are additionally incorporated. suggestion varies from easy geometric styles, to beautiful floral and spiral designs to photo blocks made out of the motifs proven. when you begin, you are going to notice the probabilities are never-ending. each one motif is displayed in a close-up color photo subsequent to a transparent, easy-to-follow sew diagram. The directions also are written out in complete so that you can opt for how you like to paintings. complete directions are given for the kind of yarn to exploit, the stress and the scale of the motif, plus how you can in achieving the simplest outcome. There also are sketches and images exhibiting how the motif can be utilized, both by itself, with a number of jointly, or partnered with different motifs. makes use of on your accomplished blocks contain cushions, coverlets and afghans, scarves and wraps, and baggage and totes. *Provides a wealth of unique crochet motifs. *All motifs compatible for novices and more matured craftspeople alike. *201 blocks, motifs, and styles to select from.

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I had no idea what I would do with the fabric – I just thought it was wonderful and had to have it. I knew it would talk to me one day and out would come an idea to embellish the leaves. The bank fabric that is left unstitched adds richness to the gold work and a shadow effect to the leaves. Any good quality silk fabric will work. Look for silk fabric of substantial weight. Any color of silk will work and the finish can be shiny or matte. Lightweight lining silks will not work, nor will linen or cotton fabrics because they are not heavy enough to support the gold threads.

Bring the needle to the front of the fabric and back down through the ground fabric as close to the upward stitch as possible. The stitch that remains on the front of the work should be very small and is called a pinhead stitch. Ending the Couching Thread To end the couching thread, make two pinhead stitches underneath your stitched work, bring the thread to the top, and cut off the extra thread. People often ask me if this stitch will hold and I always tell them to make two pinhead stitches and try to pick them out.

In this example, the leaves are couched with Japanese gold and red couching thread on black obi silk. Use the pattern of three leaves (Fig. Transfer the pattern onto a substantial silk ground fabric with running backstitches and experiment with the various ways of doing gold work. Start with a simple exercise – couching three different edges on a cluster of three leaves. qxd 1/26/04 7:28 AM Page 52 11⁄2 pair 11⁄2 pair 2 pair 1 pair 2 pair 1 pair Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Couched Japanese gold makes wonderful edges.

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