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Butterfly Basket 6
April 28, 2010, 1:38 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Baskets

This is the sixth & last 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 flowers are a combination of Colonial Knot + Lazy Daisy + Straight Stitch + French Knots + Stem Stitch. The basket is probably something I made up to be like the Spider Web stitch only with vertical spokes for the basket & a circular portion for the rim. And, I do not go back under one rather I did an over under & pushed tight together. It used a lot of thread.

This basket was modeled after a basket that was my grandmothers, Mae (yes, that’s her in the picture). It is a woven wicker basket with a glass insert to hold flowers (I took them out so you could see the basket).  I didn’t quite get the slope to the rim that I wanted. But, I haven’t figured out what would work better – perhaps someday I’ll try again. I’m not sure why I switched off the brown except that I liked that overdyed thread with the flowers.

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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