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‘Pieces of Eight’, Octagons F H S
February 18, 2010, 6:30 pm
Filed under: Pieces of Eight

These are 3 of the octagons that’ll I’ll finish for individual gifts. They are a bit out of order because I picked the designs I liked best. And, a couple are repeats but I am using different threads.

Octagon F, Spratshead with Woven Spider & outer spratshead, is one of the repeats.  But, I am using Rachel instead of Watercolours which gives it even more of a raised effect.

Octagon H, Eight Pointed Star, I added a bead to embellish the center.

Octagon S, Waffle & Milanese, is also a repeat of Octagon C but I am using Rachel & 2 Kreinik threads (different weights) instead of Fine Velour, Kreinik, & Watercolours (as was seen in Octagon C).

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How will you be finishing these? Will they be ornaments? or what?

Comment by Marjorie Sink

Hi Marjorie, Not ornaments – I’m not keen on limiting the use of needlepoint to only displaying them at a holiday. So, I’ll probably mount like Orna Willis does with note cards & look around for a bargin on small frames. I’ll post that too when I figure it out.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Beautiful! I can promise you, that if you go and see my blog, you will see the lousiest pictures anyone can take.

Comment by MysteryStitcher

Thanks so much. Yours are larger pieces than mine & so, from a distance they look good.

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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