Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Time To Stitch Reveal

I had big plans...oh did I have big plans!!!!
A Time To Stitch is a challenge hosted by Therese Frank of Therese's Treasures and Christine Altmiller of One Kiss Creations challenging participants to try out new stitches or perhaps combine stitches.  The choices this time around were chevron, chenille, and/or spiral rope...to be combined with netting. 

So back to my big plans....

My hopes were to do a chevron rope lariat with some netting at each end...but for whatever reason, I just wasn't loving the chevron that I was working on!



I have tried chenille in the past and really liked it, so when I abandoned the chevron stitch I planned to do a chenille necklace with netting coming off of it.

Then time started running out so I had to be happy with something a little smaller.  And I am happy!  I really love the way the chenille stitch rope comes together pretty quickly and the look of it is a very lovely netted rope.  For this piece I created a loop pendant.  I attached a disc to the connection at the top and put a netted top on the disc.  Here is the result!




Please check out the other participants!!  And thanks again to our hosts, Therese and Christine, for this fun challenge/hop!  I enjoyed getting reacquainted with chenille stitch!

21.   Nelly May
22.   Ana Cravidao






26 comments:

  1. Oh Amy~this might not be as grand as you planned but it is very beautiful nonetheless! Your colors make a big statement and it is a lovely focal piece. And as we all know, good things come in little packages ;-) Thanks for being a part of this...I am always eager to see your weaving.

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  2. I just LOVE this pendant! Sometimes things just don't work out the way we envision them. This is beautiful!

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  3. Whether we finish or not we learn....and hopefully can laugh at ourselves when things just don't go right! Your pendant is lovely! Have fun wearing it!!

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  4. Amy, that is lovely! I didn't even think of making a circle with the ropes and I love the little netted drop. It's so cute! The whole thing is just perfect, planned or not. :)

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  5. Amy your pendant is lovely. You chose beautiful colors.

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  6. That is an absolutely stunning pendant, I love love love it.

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  7. Amy,
    Thank you for participating in ATTS4. I knew I was going to be blown away by what you created and true to form I was. Your pendant is gorgeous and to think it all came from your creative mind.
    Therese

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love that you did something different than a rope. The centerpiece adds a lot, too.

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  9. Ooh Amy! I love that!!! I am going to make a chenille piece, I just couldn't get it done. I made a chevron bracelet, which turned out really pretty, but the pattern was rather confusing in the beginning, so that part was messed up, and I didn't have time to make it again. I love the little netted piece in the middle. Great job girl!

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  10. That is just FABULOUS!!!!!! I would never have thought of turning chenille into a pendant - wow what a beautiful result!!

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  11. This really is a beautiful pendant, Amy!!! What a great idea to make a circle and a netted drop!
    And the colors are so lovely ... Good job!
    Alenka

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  12. Your pendant is so beautiful.
    I am impressed on how you put the two stitches together.

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  13. All I can say is 'wow'. The colours are perfect together. I love it!!! Way better than the first design. About how long does it take to make something like that?

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  14. Amy, you wrote you had big plans but a big plan doesn't necessarily mean many pieces done. Your one piece is stunning - it's perfect in shape (beautiful and elegant), colours (totally matching), texture (stitches go together) and totally wearable too. Great job.

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  15. What a pretty, pretty combination of stitches! You took the time crunch and used it to create something delicate and lovely. So nice!

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  16. Such a clever take on it - using 2 stitches for this fabulous pendant! It's such a delicate and elegant piece; I love the colours and I bet it feels nice too! I would say your big plans succeeded: you have a 'wow!' piece on your hands now :)

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  17. Amy, I love the pendant! Such a beautiful design.

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  18. The first time I tried chevron stitch, it drove me nearly bonkers. But your chenille pendant is wonderful. What a great idea. I just love the way it frames the central motif. Really beautiful!

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  19. I love these two stitches together, what a wonderful design!

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  20. Your pendant is simply gorgeous. The colors radiate with light. In a million years I would have not thought to use chenille as part of a pendant. That's one reason I do these hops, to get great ideas for the future. Thanks!

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  21. Positively ingenious!!!! You have to teach me!!!!! Oh and if you really want a cool chevron rope check out Sonoko's book! I love the triangular one she did it works up great!

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  22. Chevron is tricky in choice of colors and beads. I failed a lot of times and didn't like the outcome. And I love Chenille. Definitely gotta to try more, as it was a new stitch for me. Beautiful pendant. Like a gem!

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  23. Amy, the chenille stitch rope pendant with the netted accent is gorgeous! The color palette is just perfect!! Gorgeous work!

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  24. What an amazing pendant! I love the imagination that went into it. Very clever and gorgeous indeed.

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  25. Very cool! What a great inspirational idea, it's beautiful.

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  26. it's beautiful. Chenille stitch is a new one on me, something else for me to learn!

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