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My Band Sampler 101 – Details 729 to 732 – Zipping into Spring September 8th, 2008

When I embroidered Autumn and Winter they where small and the colours muted…When I started thinking about what I would do for spring I knew that it had to be big, bright and bouncy…

Zipping into Spring

Top line Spring…For the words I used pekinese and back stitch, the stitches that I have been working on, with detached chain stitch and a colonial knot to dot the i…I have added insects for a finishing touch, the grub on the tail of the g is about 40 tiny sequins with a colonial knot and tiny straight stitches to make the head.

The second line is Laced Triple Pekinese which I recognized as a zipper when I curved the top row, the finishing touch was a zipper pull which I linked to the spring theme by with a watering can….I liked that it has the double meaning of being a zipper and zipping into spring.

The Third line is similar to the variation that I did for TAST Last year, and the bottom row is the same but using groups of 3 rather than 4 stitches on either side of the central row of back stitch.

4 Responses to “My Band Sampler 101 – Details 729 to 732 – Zipping into Spring”

  1. Marty52 Says:

    Gah, Annie!!!! I love that zipper… it is soooooo very cool!

  2. MargB Says:

    This is lots of fun – I too love the way you played with “zipping” along!
    Spring has definitely sprung!

  3. Wendy Says:

    Ahhhhh!!!! I LOOOOOOVE the zipper!!! How genius!

  4. Bernadette Houghton Says:

    The zipper interpretation is fabulous! I love the whole project, but the zipper especially. And I’m intrigued by the cut you put in the sampler. I can’t wait to see how you’ll be “healing” this section of the work.

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