Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Multi Flower Edging

There are similar edging patterns "out there" to this one in look but not in design.
I have been working on this pattern for quite awhile with disasterous results but just when I felt like giving up, I finally figured it out and it is so simple. In fact it is very similar to the 5 shuttle grape edging I designed a few months ago.
With this pattern you can have and many shuttles as there are colors of flowers. I chose to do the "baby" colors with this size 20 flora thread.
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Or you can keep it a simple two shuttle pattern and maybe use a varigated color for the flowers such as the size 80 majestic blue thread I used here.
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Ooooh, a thought just occured to me, Marilee's hand dyed thread would look lovely in this pattern.

6 comments:

Tattycat said...

This edging is way too cute! I can just see it around the bottom of a little girl's dress, (if I had a little girl.)

But, even better, I just got my shuttle in the mail! That was quick and I can't wait to sit down with it. Thanks for getting it to me so fast!

Gina said...

Very Springlike!
:-) Gina

yarnplayer said...

OK, I'm trying to figure this out here...shuttle 1 is flower colors...shuttle 2 is the green...the leaves are what stumps me! Hope this pattern going to be in one of your books!

snowy said...

Yes, I can't get my head around the multiple shuttles...do they all run inside the green. I'm trying to do a cornfield inspired bookmark and thought that I could have two colours for the flowers...but can't quite see how you do it. Elucidate please...?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

The threads are carried through the green chain by encapsulation which you can learn about here:

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2003/encap/encap.html

Now as far as the technique which I made up (but is yet to be determined wether or not it is original) to switch up the different colors will be covered in the book when it comes out for sure!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your edging is very pretty! I can't wait for the book!