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Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on November 7, 2013 at 3:57pm

Its nice to re look through all the stiches to see which one to use for the filler in my flower pettals.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on October 1, 2013 at 5:16pm

So love the look of the treble Brussels, thought i should do the single Brussels as my last one, so I will have to make up a smaller book mark again so I can do all those other stitches that I have missed out. Treble Brussels being one of them that I really want to try out, just love the look of it.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 30, 2013 at 6:37pm

Treble Brussels is just groups of 3 buttonhole stitches separated by a loop long enough to accomodate 3 buttonhole stitches in the row below. Brussels

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 30, 2013 at 6:04pm

Now i realize i did corded brussels as my first part of the sample, you will see that i had to decrease some stitches as i was going down the rows as you could not see the individual stitches - this is when i get to add some pictures.

Am looking forward to trying a treble brussels, I am so sorry but could you explain (different density)

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 30, 2013 at 5:01pm

I am so eager to show - I'm just so loving doing the bookmark and already imagining what pieces i am going to tackle after completion. The cord has brocken to my ipad at home, this is why the delay, i will find some other way if i am unable to get the cord soon. I have been doing all the bookmark in a cream colour, at least the stitches are looking all neat and tidy.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 30, 2013 at 2:56pm

Try treble Brussels, and another pea stitch variant.  You could also try corded Brussels very dense.  This last stitch is worked in differing degrees of denseness depending the on the style and the effect you want to produce.  Look at my web page  for diagrams.  It doesn't matter which stitches you use in the sampler.  Its purpose is for you to really understand the basic construction ideas, and to test out some of the most common stitches: corded Brussels, double Brussels, treble Brussels, pea stitch variants.  You could also try double Brussels in a different density that what you used the first time.

But do show us a picture.  I'm eager to see.

Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 30, 2013 at 3:18am
I have now done the brussels and d brussels then pea stitch no 4. Have been looking all over site for next stitch to do for bookmark, please tell me which stitch to do next.
Comment by Selena Marie Joosten on September 26, 2013 at 4:37pm

Thank you Lorelei, I did too see the arrows and thought they were for the rows, i suppose i will be doing the left handers button hole stitch for the return rows, but in double.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 26, 2013 at 3:16pm

Regarding row direction.  In my diagrams I have put in arrows showing that some rows go right to left, and some left to right.  Also I have used 2 different colors of thread to highlight the fact that different rows may use different stitch sequences (not to indicate that a different thread is used).

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 26, 2013 at 2:32pm

The 1st row is worked left to right, and the 2nd row right to left.  (Or vice versa)  I think everyone has trouble figuring out how large to make the gap between each pair of stitches.  The point of making samplers and practice pieces is to work that out for yourself.  I am not the most experienced needle lace maker in this group.  But I think the answer is that the gap between pairs of stitches should be just large enough to contain a pair of stitches.  Perhaps some of our members can point to examples among our photos that show good spacing for double Brussels.

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