Saturday, 27 June 2009

Tigerin81's June Biscornu

This month I came up with a Christmas biscornu. Maybe it's because of this awfully hot weather we are having here that I started looking for winter designs. While stitching I was dreaming of cooler days.


The pattern "A Holly Merry Christmas" by The Sweetheart Tree.
Stitched on 28ct. antique white evenweave with DMC, perle cotton and metallic threads. Decorated with 11/o Czech beads, two nice buttons and 4 bells. Finished with a piece of fabric for the back side.



And yes, now I'm half way through!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful, love the fabric on the underside, nice finish!

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  2. Fantastic finish! great biscornu! the fabric on the bottom is so perfect for the design!

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  3. Beautiful biscornu as always!

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  4. How on earth did you backstitch the green printed fabric??? Is it linen as it looks like normal fabric. You must be one talented girl!

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  5. Charming Christmas!!! I like it very much!

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  6. Thank you very much everyone for your kind comments, it's very inspiring!

    Hazel, I have a little secret here. That's normal fabric and it is rather thin too. So I lined it with a piece of Aida and benefited in two ways: it made the fabric thicker and gave me holes as a guideline, so I could backstitch nicely. I actually glued the two pieces together (the green fabric and the Aida) with stripes of Iron-on adhesive to be sure the fabrics won't slide. You can also use pins instead.
    Thank you for your interest in my biscornu.

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  7. So that's how you did it! I tried using regular fabric on one biscoru I did a year or so ago, by using my sewing machine to stitch the lines,(which was okay, but not perfect) but that idea to use aida as a stitching guide/backing is inspired!
    Must try that on my next biscornu for July!

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  8. StitchinKat,
    since I don't have a sewing machine, I had no choice, but to come up with something that would make my backstitching nice and straight.

    Hope you'll like the idea when you're making your next biscornu!

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  9. How helpful to read this as I am just approaching the point on my very first biscornu that I have to think of the back. This looks wonderful to me. Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie

    http://tinyurl.com/Stitchingram

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  10. Jackie, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you find this useful.

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