This is a little picture frame from perforated plastic. It used one color of floss and all the rest is beaded with seed beads. The picture features my mom, her sister and me and my sister. The black and white print looks really good in this little frame.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
This is a tatted cross with seed beads. The pattern is from the book "Tatted Bookmarks" and was designed by Dee Powell. It's a size 10 thread with hunter green seed beads. I adhered it to pale pastel green scrapbook paper and mounted it in a gold frame.
I thought it was about time I included some of my tatted pieces in this blog. This was a little Christmas tree motif that I tatted up, glued to scrapbook paper and put in a little antique faux marcasite oval frame. I have done this little motif with lots of seed beads as 'ornaments'. This pattern can be found in "The Big Book of Tatting".
I had this 4 opening mat and frame and needed something to put into it. I searched a very long time to find four motifs small enought to fit each of the openings in the mat. I have a lot of Celtic motifs and I finally! found three that would work. I used my initial to fill the fourth space. It's framed in an antiqued gold frame. These motifs used DMC cotton floss, Mill Hill seed beads and Kreinik blending filament. Each motif measures 1.5" X 2.5". Framed, it measures 13" X 5".
This was one of the first designs I stitched using computer design software called Pattern Maker. I found a book of alphabets and combined the two elements to achieve this little piece. It was stitched on 28ct antique white linen with DMC cotten floss. It measures 3.5" X 5.5". I put it in a metal frame that says 'family' all around the outside.
These are the gifts I gave to my sister and her husband for Christmas. Coming from the mid-west, I have always loved Cardinals. I found an alphabet that features this beautiful bird and used my sister's (and those of her husband) initials to make these little pieces. They were done on 28ct antique white linen and stitched with DMC cotton floss. They measure 3" X 4" with the frame. I found these frames at a local Hobby Lobby.
Friday, September 3, 2010
This design is called "Cat" by Diane Arthurs. Published by Imaginating #1093.
I stitched this on 28 ct tea-dyed Irish linen. The stitch count is 44 x 133 and the design size is 3 x 9.5 inches.
There were only 8 colors and 4 stitch types used in this project. There are full cross stitches, running stitch, french knots and backstitches. I used all DMC cotton floss.