This week’s TAST challenge is detached chain/lazy daisy stitch.Today I,m going to try to create a mirror/shisha work out of this stitch.
Draw a 2.5cm diameter circle.Fix a mirror(1.25cm diameter) in the middle of the circle as shown and bring out the needle.
Bring the thread over and under the foundation stitches and take a stitch from the starting point.Wrap the thread under the needle.This is the detached chain/lazy daisy part.
Pull the thread (when pulling, use the same tension all around to get beautiful, rounded center) and insert it back into the fabric to hold the loop.
One detached chain stitch made.
Come up near the first stitch.
Continue as above.
This is the completed mirror work.
Here I’d worked the stitches slightly apart and the tips, pointed.As you can see, I didn’t use a mirror.Instead, I drew a small circle and worked as the instructions given above.
Decorate the center with beads, sequins etc.