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Bamboo Tea Tray, Clue 5
May 30, 2015, 9:23 am
Filed under: Bamboo Tea Tray, Melita's Designs

The fifth clue in the Stitching Games 2015 run by stitcherie is “topsy-turvy”.

I actually found a motif called “Topsy-Turvy” in Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches which is a crescent that “wraps around on itself and then keeps on going into a tail”. However, I couldn’t use it exactly as she designed it on this piece. So, I took the crescent concept & with some creative thinking, which she encourages on practically every page, I created my own exotic crescent. It took me several attempts to get the coverage and roundness that I wanted.

Exotic Crescents

And, one way or another, a future clue will tie into the Sprats Head, Chicago Variation (also from in Jean Hilton’s Stimulating Stitches) – in the form of a cross between example C & D to make a circle & balance this pattern on the right!

Exotic Crescent stitched

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