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The Brown Bliaut Progress 3/11/10

March 16, 2011

Worked out the embroidery I want to do for trim!  There will be trim bands at the biceps and around the neckline, done on the Jade fabric.  Here’s a rough approximation of the pattern I plan to use:

The edge stitch and center vine will be done with gold thread.  The edge will be done using what’s known as the “wheat stitch”.

The red dots will be red glass coin-shaped beads that will be stitched on and then encircled with gold thread to look as if they are gems attached to the fabric.  Still awaiting delivery on those, but I hope to have them before the end of the week so I can start doing embroidery over the weekend.

These are only 10 millimeter beads, which sounds really small but will come out all right.  I’ve used this size before on other projects.

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