Leeuwarden silk knitted beaded bag

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Using silk thread is a little harder to use but is far superior in the feel of it. Also It was a challenge to get the motif. I ended up taking a photo of the page and then cropping the flower out of the design, enlarged it and printed it out. I find it hard to follow written instructions so I then used coloured pens to colour the motif and followed the pattern that way. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I used the paper squares for each row but this time I numbered them 1 to 4 for each row so that I knew that I had done the four motifs for each row. Again patience is a virtue

What you will need

  • Silk size E thread Size 11 beads gate post frame and chain size 1.25 needles

Q&A with Decocrafts

MomGrandma asked:
Beautiful design, work on your purse. I often use graph paper to create my own or tweak an existing pattern. Wherever did you get the closure, is it an antique?
Decocrafts answered:
Gatepost openings are available from www.decocrafts.org.