in embroidery, since I last posted the embroidered butterfly pocket.
There are two different shaped eyelets,...........oblong and round.
The butterfly has round eyelets.
The oblong or Long eyelet is used when stitching heirloom daisy or flower petals.
Run a thread along the stamped design line, then carefully make a small slit in the middle space. A thread ripper is wonderful for doing this. Roll back the edges on the wrong side and whip around the design in short close stitches. Run the thread underneath the stitching on the wrong side and snip off thread.
The round eyelet is worked basically the same as the oblong. Run a thread around the stamped design line. I usually use a large upholstery needle to make a large enough hole in the center of the design, using small embroidery scissors to lightly clip the center. Roll the edges to the wrong side and then whip short close stitches all the way around. Run the thread underneath the stitching on wrong side and then snip off.
I hope this has helped answer you questions. Of course, many good examples can be found by researching eyelets on the Internet.
An now.............take a look at these beautiful transfers.............
sent to me by Sharon at Corgis In My Garden. Such a sweet and thoughtful
thing to send to me.........thank you Sharon. Now I am planning on creating some linens
using these beautiful vintage designs. Go by and say hello to Sharon.
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