Saturday, August 8, 2015

Crocheting Bullion stitches and more....

I've tried crocheting bullion stitches many times but found it much too fiddly and time consuming.....but I watched this video this week and it is demonstrated using a latch hook to help ease the stitches off the hook and I've finally been successful with this technique. Thought some of you crocheters might like to try it. The video is here.

Here are the first two I've made. Click on the images for closer views.

bullion stitch flower made with worsted yarn

bullion stitch flower made with hand dyed bakers twine

....and just a few pictures of some of the things I've done in the last few weeks...

paper folding

shuttle tatting Josephine Knots

Needle tatting Josephine Knots

Cutwork and Shisha mirrors on hand dyed silk velvet

Doodling with paper scraps and pen

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Have a great weekend.


17 comments:

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, Deanna! I love your tatting and guess you must have been doing it for years? Very pretty. What a lovely idea for your scheesha mirrors. You have been busy. I have been missing your blog posts, I know you are on Instagram but somehow I don't remember to look there. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. All the best, Barbara xx

karen said...

so much variety here Deanna....love the texture of the crotched bullion knots, they're fabulous.

Nancy said...

You've been busy...and patient with all these techniques!

Rachel said...

I've heard of "tatting" but not "needle tatting" - now very intrigued!

Mo Crow said...

you are such a Gemini Deanna happily juggling so many projects all at the same time, like spinning plates!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You've been busy once again! Thanks for the link to the tutorial - will have to give that one a try (if, or when, I can find my latch hook tool!

susan hemann said...

love your work as usual, hope you are well, I have tried origami before but somehow it escapes me, I couldn't make a crane if my life depended on it! lol
my daughter is very good at it
have been busy getting a doll ready to enter into Art Doll Quarterly
how are things in Austin?

Louise Oakes said...

I love those Josephine knots and you have a beautiful tatting shuttle.

margaret said...

you have been creative, did not know you could both shuttle and needle tat, love a good josephine knot, I have used some to tie to the handles of all my scissors and find they are now easier to find. The crochet is too complicated for me, the flower looks really good with the bullions.

Nat Palaskas said...

That crochet technic is definitely looks too hard, but your did well with yours. I love the cutwork and Shisha mirrors on dyed velvet!

underatopazsky said...

So many different and delightful things you've been up to! And those crochet bullions are fabulous. :o)

Jane Galley said...

Another wonderful collection of creative goodness. Love the bullion flowers, they've turned out really well

neki desu said...

speaking about doodles those josephine knots look like thread doodles to me.

Mosaic Magpie said...

You have got more fun things going on than a barrel full of monkeys! Love the idea of using the latch hook for the crocheted bullion stitches!!! That is a great idea and one of those, "Now why didn't I think of that!". Still lots of wool work going on here and now looking for a spinning wheel....oh, my!
xo,
Deb

BumbleVee said...

oh, wow.... you've been very busy ...... "doing" ........I love the dainty little needle tatted things....I must try that some day too..... along with other things too numerous to mention.....sigh.......... we could be busy every single minute of every single day couldn't we? ....

montana joe said...

you always amaze and delight me with your fearlessness in your creativity! so many wondrous new things to enjoy. you never fail to inspire me!

Jillayne said...

A lovely array of creative pursuits - thanks for the video link - I'll look at it next. I always love to come and see what you're up to, always something unique; I do love a curious mind.
I've never used shush a mirrors - for some reason they've never really appealed to me, but I do like what you've done here - perhaps because your stitching is in the centre, and this helps to break it up, as opposed to the traditional way I've only ever seen where the stitching is around the perimeter. Regardless, it's lovely work!

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