Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mirror work 5


This week’s TAST challenge is bonnet stitch.When I saw this stitch worked in a circle on Sharon’s blog, I knew I had to try this on a mirror/shisha.When worked on a mirror/shisha, the stitch has to be worked close to each other.Below is the sunbonnet mirror work tutorial:


Draw a 2.5cm diameter circle.Fix a mirror (1.25cm diameter) in the middle with straight and diagonal stitches.Bring the needle up near the mirror.Work a straight vertical stitch and come up at a point to the left of this stitch.


Bring the needle under the straight stitch.


Bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches, as shown.


Take a stitch from right to left at the position shown. (Please refer Sharon’s tutorial to understand this better)


Pull the thread (use equal tension all around to get beautiful, rounded center).Enter the needle in the same hole as the previous one and bring it up at the left.Wrap the thread under the needle and pull through.


Once again, bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches.Continue as above.


You can see here that the loops at the base of the bonnet stitch are actually worked on the foundation stitches.


This is the position where you should end your stitch.


Mission accomplished!What do you think?

18 comments:

  1. Lovely... i should try this ....

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  2. Great idea! And it looks very nice!

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  3. This looks great and a very neat way to use this stitch. Haven't figured this stitch out yet but hopefully I'll have time this weekend.

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  4. my big applause for you Ina..great idea!you are very clever..

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  5. I think absolutely stunning! Your stitches are so even and perfect for framing a shisha! Thank you for sharing this tutorial with the rest of us.

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  6. GREAT !!!!! This is a beauty....I just love it!!!! Thank you for the tutorial...

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  7. I think this is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I really like this. Beautifully done. I appreciate the tutorial as well.

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  9. very good idea and thanks for the tutorial, I shall try it

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  10. thanks for this step-by-step; it is very clear, and the result is lovely

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  11. Looks great Ina!Well done!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this, it will be a great addition to my Bonnet stitch sample!
    Barbara

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  13. hi ina
    plz collect this award from here..you really deserve it..

    http://leelashobbies.blogspot.in/2012/07/fabulous-blog-ribbon-award.html

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  14. you do very nice information.I am following your blog. I would be happy to see you following mine.

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  15. That is Awesome!I love this.Will surely try this.

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  16. Hi Ina,
    Just so amazing work. And Superb demonstration. The pics and instructions are so very clear.
    Thank you sooo much for posting your efforts as a training for us. All your stitches and work reflects pefection. Thanks a ton!! :)

    Keep Posting... and we will keep learning. :)

    Warm Regards,
    Smitha

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