Friday, August 10, 2012

Pulled Thread 15 sided biscornu

For those of you stitching-a-long for the biscornu, you need to complete 15 squares like the one in this photo.  A backstitched (2 over 2) border with 24 stitches on each side, and a satin stitched (over 4 threads) inner border.  Within each of these squares there will be a different pulled thread pattern.

Click Here for this stitch diagram.

For those of you stitching-a-long for the Sampler, you will need to add this Satin stitch inner border.  This is how my sampler looks so far.
Until I added this inner Satin stitch border using the Caron Collection Wildflower 060, Slate, I was second guessing my colour choices.  But the variegated thread pulled everything together, and I love it again.

                                                                      1. Satin Step Stitch
This is our first stitch.  The group of satin stitches are similar to the Kloster blocks in hardanger, but when pulled tight they create their own unique pattern.

Perle Cotton #12 is recommended for your pulling thread.  However, as Perle Cotton #12 does not have a wide range of colours available you could substitute with Rainbow Gallery's "Subtlety" , Au Ver a Soie's 100/3, or if all else fails 2 strands of cotton floss.
Click here for the stitch pattern

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