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colored eyelet

colored eyelet

as seen and blogged as what if # 94. eyelet is seem mostly in white or tonal color. this is an experiment in using color.
lines drawn freehand with micron pen.
3 strands of dmc floss for overcast edge. variegated color shown on some petals
linen base.
overall size of flower is 2.5" in diameter


colored eyelet detail

colored eyelet detail

hand showing behind hole. drawn lines prepared for additional work.


colored eyelet  lit from behind

colored eyelet lit from behind

eyelet sample held up to window to test sheer effect. thought of using this technique for curtain panels.


outlining eyelet shape before cutting

outlining eyelet shape before cutting

various instructions have suggested running stitch. i have chosen to use split back stitch here, for padding and smoothness of density. the leaf shape is also an experiment for hole variation.


shape outlined and partially cut

shape outlined and partially cut

i am cutting as close as possible with out disturbing the outline.


leaf shape ready to stitch

leaf shape ready to stitch


leaf shape stitched

leaf shape stitched

because of the openness of the shape i bridged the center and wrapped the bridge to stabilize.


colored eyelet enhanced

colored eyelet enhanced

i have added some split stitch embroidery as filler and border, just to see the effect. tiny holes have been added. they are much easier to execute. i find also, less contrast in color hides imperfection in the process.


back

back

no care has been taken to keep this neat because it is a test sample. it is easy to hide the thread ends by going through the edging on the back side. more experiments in neatness will come later as i try to make it reversible.


heart shaped eyelet

heart shaped eyelet

this works i guess but i have noticed a limitation on shapes that cave inward. you can see it is hard to keep the thread from slipping off the point.


various colored edges

various colored edges

using a color close to the ground color hides imperfections.