12 December 2012

Another bookmark made

Now this was an order or rather something a neighbour asked for.  A bookmark.  They wanted another Fandango one but I think that it works up a tad too large in number 20 and I don't have much number 30 or 40 and certainly not in the colours required!!!

When they said they wanted it in black and white I thought 'how boring' but actually it was lovely to work.  I used a thread called Finca Bollilos which I bought off Pat at Roseground Supplies back in the dark ages.  Love this thread as it works up so easily and has a lovely finish.

I've only got black, white and (I think!) a sort of pale green colour but that's fine with me as it lasts forever.  Well, forever and a day.  

You'll notice that I allowed myself to 'play' with the tail and used SSSR's carrying the sedentary colour through the one I was working.

10 comments:

  1. Very beautiful :)

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  2. Lovely! Can you explain more about how you carried the color through the SSSR? Or is it already on your techniques page?

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  3. It really works out very well the black and white. Beautiful bookmark.

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  4. Here's a link, Michelle. It's really easy and very satisfying. It also gives a pretty firm 'braid' too. http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SSSRDoubleCore.pdf

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  5. Very striking in the black and white.

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  6. "sedentary colour" - what a delicious choice of words! Evokes an image of the idle shuttle dozing before the fire, and needing to be roused with a sharp jab to the ribs; so as to take its proper place for the thread to be carried. Fandango does look nice in black and white!

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  7. Thank you very much! Another great thing to learn!

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