Sunday, April 22, 2012

French Knots


When my friend Catherine gave me the lace Madonna I used in last month's block, she also gave me these two small medals, which the merchant gave her as a gift when she bought the lace medallion.  These are images of St. Francis and St. Clare, and I added them to this month's block using shisha embroidery.  The medals are surrounded by some fern stitch and French knots, this week's challenge stitch.

The image of St. Francis has birds flying over his head.


These accents fit nicely into the block.  I see I'm going to have to step it up a bit to fill the remaining empty space before the month ends.

4 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I like this piece. As you might imagine, St. Francis of Assisi has a special place in my heart.

Magpie Sue said...

It never occurred to me to use shisha stitch around a charm (I bet it would be a good way to cover the ring that makes it a charm)! Thanks for the idea. :- )

I have quite the collection of bird beads and sequins. If you find yourself in need of some little thing let me know.

Allison Aller said...

Wow, do I love your style! TAST has obviously been a great experience for you so far...the results prove it!

Susan Elliott said...

Not sure if you know but St. Clare is the patron saint of embroiderers...my Mom was named for her.

She's also the patron saint of television...go figure that one!