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Monday, March 17, 2014

Embellished Circle Sampler III

 This was inspired by Katherine Shaughnessy's Circle Sampler in her The New Crewel: Exquisite Designs in Contemporary Embroidery.I used quarters and nickels for the templates, and a different embroidery stitch for each circle, and then interspersed sequins for good measure.

The stitches:

Outer circle, starting at the top and going clockwise: spider web, stem stitch, knotted cross stitch, split stitch, french knot stalks, satin stitch, overcast stitch, square filling stitch, straight stitch, blanket stitch, french knots, chain stitch. 

Inner circle, starting at the top and going clockwise: rhodes stitch, laced backstitch, seed stitch, coral stitch, fern stitch, reversed buttonhole bar

Center: eyelet hole stitch.

I will back this with silk, as I did the other two samplers.

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