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Butterfly Basket 5
April 25, 2010, 8:31 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Baskets

This is the fifth of the Butterfly Basket series & is a “Pinsations” original design & stitch selection. The pin is added to the piece so that the pin can be removed, worn, & replaced. 

The darker yellow flowers are Rambler Rose and the lighter yellow flowers are a combination of Lazy Daisy + French Knots. The basket is Tied Gobelin. The stem is Fern with variations in length for curves. I still used several shades of brown DMC floche to get some depth to the basket. For the edging around the basket, I used 2 rows of Wheat Stitch.

Books used:

  • Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson. 
  • The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen.
  • from Elegant Stitches by Judith Baker Montano (a dozen pages are dedicated to combination stitches).

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2 Comments so far
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The basket works really well – worth the effort of juggling threads!

Comment by Rachel

Hi Rachel, a lot of friends have said they liked this basket best.

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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