Thursday, January 13, 2011

thursday = embroidery

I'm not sure when I found this project by haylie waring on design*sponge:


but when I did I thought to myself I would like to make a button display hoop with embroidered line-work. and so I did:


instead of doing french knots I used black beads in two sizes because I am lazy & also because I have not yet mastered the french knot:


here is the reinterpreted line-work {based on a 12" hoop} if you'd also like to make one:


happy stitching!

30 comments:

Gina said...

What a great idea. I obviously haven't been looking at design sponge enough lately. :) Your version is lovely! All red buttons makes it really nice.

mary said...

I LOVE it! I think I've found my "post Christmas present making" project for the evenings! Thank you!! :)

Larissa said...

wow, yours is so great. It drew my eye immediately when it was in my flickr contacts lineup. Lovely! What I really dig are the buttons. You must have a prodigious button collection indeed to have been able to gather such a varied group of embossed red buttonsfor this. it really makes it!

Justine said...

This is so beautiful, i go and make one immediatly !
Thank you :)

tea and chickadees said...

My vintage buttons would love to be displayed so elegantly! I must find my inner-embroiderer so I can complete this pretty task.

Simply EC said...

This is an AWESOME project! I thought I had recognized it from D*S!

Lisa Leggett said...

Oh wow! It's really lovely, what a great idea. I love yours version best with just the red buttons. Gorgeous!

Mandi @ make it dear said...

it's beautiful :) i love both versions!

Cerise said...

Beautiful idea! Can't wait to get to work on it!

Lisa said...

I'd love to try this. You chose beautiful buttons!!

Sew Lovely Embroidery said...

Woah I love this idea! Your turned out so pretty <3
I have so many buttons lying around, maybe someday I will make a ginormous one :)

Delaney's Duds said...

love it!!!

gina said...

thank you everyone! your comments always make my day :)

Fourteen Countess said...

This is genius! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

Mindy said...

I love this idea! I can't wait to try it! Now to plunder though my buttons, floss and fabric and come up with the best combination! Thanks!

emmy-ray said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I've been looking for my next embroidery project, and I think I've found it!

macati said...

so so so beautiful!!!! I must give a look at my buttons box...

dawn said...

ooo, thank you so much! I love it and love it that you have shared the pattern. Using the beads is brilliant - adding a little extra sparkle is always good!

JOe said...

Merci pour tous les modèles que vous offrez. J'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites: bravo. Bizzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Nita said...

Perfect! I have just found the perfect gift for my 'swap' partner. I think I may use little circles of fabric instead of the buttons. I will post a picture when it is finished. Thank you.

beadgirl said...

I love this. And thank you for sharing the pattern!

laur said...

i love this! it seems hard to believe that you haven't mastered the french knot---I can make a french knot, but can't seem to make evenly sized stitches.

Bettsi said...

This is so cute! Over the holidays I toyed with an "homage to the pearly kings" wreath doing something similar with mother of pearl buttons on black felt. I never got to it, but your pretty work is re-inspiring me!

Petals said...

So pretty I love it.

Bonkers About Buttons said...

what a great idea and it looks so pretty too - will have to share the love!

Kim D said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration! I loved this design on design*sponge, but your redesign is divine! Please check out my newish blog, where I wrote an entire post about stitching it up!
http://www.dorkwithaneedle.com/?p=7

Thank you again, Kim

Miss Melmoth said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing :)

Zane Wooder said...

My mom struggles a lot to with the french knot. I struggle to make any kind of knots so I feel for people that aren't the best at this art.

-Zane of ontario honey

Małgorzata Szatko said...

really beaty! So glad find your blog

Ruth Cartwright said...

Hi I'm writing a blog post about my blackwork inspiration. Is it ok to add a link to your post? I love the combination of stitch and buttons.
Ruth
http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk/