Friday, February 25, 2011

15 Sided Biscornu - Part 10 & 11

This past Sunday I spent the day finishing my biscornu.  It took me most of the day, but this was only because I was taking photos of each finishing stage and my photographer was not always right at hand.
I'm so thrilled with how it all turned out, and finishing it was easy -really!!!
When I first ventured down this path, of creating a 15 sided biscornu, I figured I had done so many regular 2 pieced biscornus that this shouldn't be any more difficult, but as I started sewing the pieces together I was surprised just how different it was. So don't fret, if you have never completed a Biscornu before, we are all on a level playing field.

Part 10, as part 9,  is off centered by one thread.  Since I had posted part 9, I have been made aware that some of you are stitching on aida.  To read two possible solutions please read my comment for Part 9.  I would recommend the first option; once sewn together it won't show.
Part 11 almost ended up on the cutting room floor.  Then I added the corners and it is now my favourite design.
Click here for patterns 10 and 11.

Being in the shop almost every day I get to see everyone's colour choices; I have enjoyed the photos some of you have sent to Darlene, craftkitten, to post onto the "Stitchers Gallery" at, and I have even seen one posted on Facebook.  I love them all !!!!  So much so that I  had to start another one myself.  Quite a few of you are stitching multiple colour choices, and now I find myself doing the same.  Go figure!!!!
Here is my second colour choice. Fabric: 28 ct. Cashel linen, Amsterdam Blue. Variegated Silk: Thread Gatherer's SNC 066.  Backstitches within design: 829 DMC.  Backstitched border square: 924 DMC.  Beads: Mill Hill 00221


  1. This is truly a lovely project and I look forward to stitching this myself. Of course, I thank you for using my thread to stitch this with. I love this color.

  2. Your 15 sided biscournu looks great! I've stitched quite a few biscournu but never ventured a 15 sided one yet. Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you both. I have so much to work on before our Getaway Retreat, and I can't put this project down.

  4. I love the new designs for this week...even though I will have to be creative again....
    Your finished Biscornu is beautiful!! Looking forward to finishing mine and then finding a piece of linen to stitch one on in another color. It's addictive! Thanks, Vicki