This is my sample that turned into a pretty good bead carrier for when I’m on the move.
I used this week’s chained wheel on it and other stitches, too.
Once I got started, I found it hard to stop – A bit like at school when my gym teacher asked if I could do cartwheels and I promptly did 23! (I like cartwheels, but ask me to do one, now :} no chance!
Anyway here’s week 24’s offering I think everyone has enjoyed this one!
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The background was embellished red silk with a lovely two-tone weave. Next I added some soft velvet for a contrast in texture. Then the stitching began! Trying out the variations on buttonhole wheel was such fun I got quite carried away 🙂
Also it was an experiment to see if I could merge two very different materials together. The large motif was a piece of heavy cotton doilly, which I dyed with Ranger ink pads and then used stitching to couch it to the background..
I now have a great little holder for some of my beads