Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | June 16, 2014

TAST Nos.116 and 117

No.116 Beaded vanDyke No117. Bullion vanDyke

No.116 Beaded vanDyke
No117. Bullion vanDyke

No.116 Beaded vanDyke includes the variations except for the last row.  When I made the decreasing rows on the right side, I thought that would make a good butterfly but kept stitching and found it also made a good diamond shape.   I began by adding French knots to the upper part of the vanDyke stitch for antenna on the green ‘butterfly’.

No. 117  the Bullion vanDyke and here I have to confess to failing this stitch.  I spent hours trying to get a perpendicular look to this stitch – it’s a surprise to me the cloth did not fall apart from over use.

Normally I’d blame tension but try as I did, keeping the thread loose, it still tightened enough to slant..

So sorry Sharon but this won’t be listed as a favourite for me.  I scored, at least, by keeping my cool during the frustration LOL.

Threads used were perle 8.

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Responses

  1. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who struggled with these two stitches!

    • Queenie I can’t believe You had bother..if so, that makes me feel a lot better about my lack.

  2. Your beaded VanDyke stitches look great! Now I’m worried about the bullion VanDyke, I still have to give it a try.

    • I hope you manage better than I did Annet.

  3. The colors you used are amazing. I love what you did with the stitch on the left side. The variegate threads.

    • Thank you angelica mountains. I think variegated threads always add that little something extra, to work.


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