This is the piece I designed and made for Mad Morti over on Flosstube. She’s a Goth, and I thought she’d like something like this mini biscornu to use for needles or whatnot. I found gridded clip art of both the skulls and the bats, and I adapted them to my needs. I think it turned out quite nice. 🙂
I’ll have to use something for scale next time as it’s not a very big piece. I plan to do one last mini biscornu – on for her husband, David, and it’s going to be my own design again.
This is a Mill Hill beaded kit: Tiny Treasured Diamond Beaded Kit with Treasures – Royal Orchid(MH22-3305).
It’s worked on 28 count even weave 2 over 2. I think the color of the fabric is Orchid. The purple is Dark Lavender, and the green is Green. LOL
It’s 47 stitches wide by 47 stitches high which measure out to 3.36in w by 3.36in h. That’s not counting the hanger and tassel.
I’m doing the cross stitching first and then, I’ll do the beading. It’s meant to be sewn into an ornament so that should be fun. 🙂
Next week, you’ll finally get a look at where I am on Land Baby. I’ve been trying my best to get stitching done on her as well. I have about 4 more sections of 10 stitches by 40 stitches before the entire left side is done.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!!
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Looks like you’re getting comfortable with evenweave! I’m amazed at how little your edges have frayed–I tape the edges (or use whip-stitch for smaller projects) to prevent the constant unraveling of threads. And the mini biscornu is so cute! Given that it’s a mini, how big is it? I’m looking forward to the next one too!
It was a learning experience with the even weave let me tell you! I learned what it meant to stitch 1 over 1 and 2 over 2. With this project it’s 2 over 2: two strands of floss over two lines on the fabric. I learned to count holes because with even weave it’s a 9 hole square. I’m not explaining it right. On my next video, I’ll talk about it more.
The mini did turn out cute! 🙂 It’s 2 1/2 inches – 6.35cm square. It’s 40 stitches wide by 40 stitches tall on 18 count Aida. David’s will have bees and, if I can find them, ducks. He was the one who helped name Morti’s Field of Ducks piece. 🙂
I have long fingers and stitch in hand for smalls like these so, I don’t really mess with the edges. I also pinch the fabric from underneath, and it seems to help.
I’m enjoying the even weave now that I’ve learned how to stitch on it properly and while it does take more concentration due to all the counting, I’m looking forward to using it on other projects in the future. I may do Girl with the Pearl Earring in it using the tent stitch since coverage is so good!
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