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Table Runner

Diane

Table Runner
« on: April 05, 2021, 16:14:21 PM »
It's been a lovely sunny day down here on the coast, too chilly to be gardening so i thought i'd carry on with my table runner that i started a while back. The dragonfly is the latest addition but i'm really not sure that i like it  :rolleyes: I've used beads for the body and tail but now i'm thinking that maybe i should have used groups of french knots or satin stitch, i'll leave it for now and may come back to it later on and restitch it.

 
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

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Acorn

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2021, 16:42:49 PM »
That's lovely - and it works very well the way it is, so don't do anything too hastily! 
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Lowena

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2021, 17:10:48 PM »
I like the beads.
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 17:45:23 PM »
Oh  you are so clever!!!!! :loveit:
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charley

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 20:40:37 PM »
I think it is beautiful.

Lilian

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 15:27:46 PM »
Beautiful @Diane I think the beads give it depth  :)
Willing but not always able :)

Puzzler

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 19:28:28 PM »
Beautiful stitching. The beaded dragonfly is wonderful.  :loveit: Maybe you can add some beads elsewhere to give it balance if you feel it is out of place.

Diane

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 19:55:16 PM »
Well i've been staring at it today and i don't think i can live with it, I'm going to remove the body and embroider it in satin stitch and see what it looks like then, but i can see myself unpicking it all apart from the wings  :rolleyes:
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d

Iminei

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 09:52:24 AM »
Really ??!!!  :o

I agree with Puzzler, if it looks out of place because of the beads maybe adding a few elsewhere would bring it back together ?
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Silver Rose

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2021, 09:59:50 AM »
I agree with puzzler and iminei, keep the beads, the dragonfly is lovely.
Still learning

Diane

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 10:05:19 AM »
Thanks for all your thoughts, i haven’t removed it yet, i will leave it there and see if it grows on me. The adding of a few more beads here and there is interesting 🤔
“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d

Ohsewsimple

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 11:51:11 AM »
Only just seen this.  So pretty and delicate. 

RJR_38

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 19:57:32 PM »
I think it is beautiful and I think beads a gorgeous texture and dimension to the dragonfly. How did you do the wings? They are so delicate and beautiful

Diane

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2021, 11:33:13 AM »
I think it is beautiful and I think beads a gorgeous texture and dimension to the dragonfly. How did you do the wings? They are so delicate and beautiful
The wings are outlined in stem stitch then filled with the honeycomb stitch then overlayed with a variegated rainbow thread.

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“I will not buy any fabric until I use my fabric stash at home,”  and then i laughed and laughed.

Janome 4300QDC, overlocker Brother 1034d

Iminei

Re: Table Runner
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 12:36:01 PM »
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