Monday, January 11, 2016
Before diving into the butterfly sampler, I made a needlebook. This gives me a way to organize all the various needles for the embellishment, but it also gave me a chance to try Sue Spargo's Creative Stitching and Creative Texturing techniques on a slightly smaller project. The circle design on the cover was modeled after one of Sue's circle samplers. I used a wool felt for the red book base, and then layered quilting cottons, ribbon and rick rack. The closure uses a pony-tail elastic band. Taffeta circle edged with beaded coral stitch using silk ribbon. Batik quilting cotton edged with rosette chain stitch using oriental linen thread. Silk Shantung with chain stitch using Valdani Pearl Cotton #12. Wool fabric edged with bullion knots using DMC Pearl Cotton #5. The pages are craft felt. I printed the labels on printable fabric. There is a closing pocket in the front (with another ponytail elastic) and a non-closing pocket in the back cover. I went ahead and chose fabrics and cut my butterflies... The background will be off-white. Happy Knitting, Lisa Kay Previous Butterfly/Sue Spargo post, here.