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Butterfly Basket 3
April 19, 2010, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Butterfly Baskets

This is the third 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. 

I don’t know what I used for the flowers or the background – but I won’t repeat that selection.  The basket is Alternating Cashmere with Tent.  I like the little extra variation in the shading from just the alternating cashmere in this basket. It is subtle but when threads are placed in opposite directions, the light does reflect differently. I used several shades of brown DMC floche to get the effect of depth to the basket.

Books used:

  • Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson. 

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The basket design and its weave if marvelous. I do have a probmem with the flowers, though. The fiber you used to outline them was too dark and too heavy to allow for much definition. JMHO;-)

Comment by Sharon Rayfield

Hi Sharon, It really was all about the baskets when I was doing these – seeing what worked. And, I completely agree – the flowers are sad – that is sure nothing I’d do again.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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