Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 ESD Enchanted Challenge: Fairy Treasure - Honeysuckle

I hand dyed some lace to add in, so both pieces of green lace you see in this post are a result of that!
I also added in a little flower (primula candelabra) that I learned from the book Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Ann Cox and it uses a stitch I've never done before for the flowers it's a french knot tipped ribbon stitch and right before you pierce the ribbon for the ribbon stitch you do a single wrap french knot! I just thought that flower looked cute poking up right there!
I also added in some ribbon stitch vines, which are my favorite!
I also sewed down a gold dipped leaf earring. I actually got the pair when I was a teen and visited the Black Hills! I don't wear earrings anymore so I've been saving them for use in CQ and this project seemed the perfect use!
Then I added a scallop to the lace and added honeysuckle flowers and leaves to the scallops!!! I love this idea I've never done honeysuckle before and none of my books have any that I loved so I made my own idea of honeysuckle! The stamens are twisted pistol stitch in gold 4mm ribbon and then I used a golden yellow 4mm ribbon and worked straight stitches for the petals two at the top and one at the bottom. The leaves I added are 7mm ribbon stitch. I'm thrilled with how it turned out!!!
The honeysuckle flowers darken to a golden yellow as they age.


Kathi said...

It looks awesome so far. I really need to blog my progress.

Suztats said...

It looks fabulous! I haven't done SRE yet (no shops locally) but one of these days I'll be online ordering some. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Everything is perfect. I love it!