Posted by: maureenc | January 22, 2017

I had forgotten………

how time consuming BDE (Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery) can be! I finally completed my version of a Morning Glory blossom, using Edmar Iris thread for the petals, and Edmar Glory thread for the bullion stitches outlining the petals. Glory thread is the finest/thinnest thread made by Edmar and when you consider that most of the bullion stitches contain a minimum 65 wraps, non- stitchers may comprehend “where the time goes”

Anyway, today, come what may I was determined to complete the Morning Glory.

And here she is!

Morning Glory

Morning Glory! Certainly not one of my better pieces, but I think for the next steps I will stitch samples of various stitches. The centre of the blossom is a mixture of French and Colonial knots, whilst  both the calyx of the blossom and the bud are worked in stacked stem stitch.

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Responses

  1. Very pretty 🙂

  2. Haven’t done this in years but I agree, it surely takes patience! Pretty silks flower 🙂

  3. 65 wraps?!?

  4. Yes! 65 times the thread is wrapped around the needle. I need to concentrate as I count the wraps. lol

  5. Goodness, Maureen. 65 wraps – no wonder it took 45 minutes- you’d said 3, ? It would have been some feat to hold the Glory thread over so many winds….and pull them through neatly.
    The outcome was well worth any bother – it is really lovely.
    So pleased you are doing the Stitch a day.


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