Saturday, 21 February 2009

First Biscornu

I may not have got the full day I was hoping for, but I had enough time to be able to complete my first ever biscornu. The cross stitching was the easy bit. Once that was done, I found some fabric from my stash as a backing and attached it to the aida with back stitch. This also gave me the border for joining the two halves together.

It was quite fiddly to start with, but I soon got the hang of it. It was strange seeing the shape appear the further around I got.

After stuffing and closing up, I found some matching buttons in my tin and attached them. Next time, if there is one, I will use a longer needle to do this.

It is by no means perfect, but for a first attempt, I am pleased with it. I used the finishing instructions found here http://own-two-hands.livejournal.com/4186 . They were so clear and well illustrated.

Once this was done, I even managed to complete the first sleeve on J's jumper. I wonder if I can do the other sleeve and get this one finished before the end of the month. Shame February is such a short month!

15 comments:

Sue said...

It is lovely! It is strange the way they go together isn't it?

Gaynor said...

Very nice..love the colour!

MargB said...

Very lovely! And very addictive.

Karoline said...

Congratulations, it's lovely

Ginnie said...

Well done - it looks great. I think I used those online instructions for mine!!

Tracey said...

Its wonderful, well done,
My 1st one was a bit fidderly, Take care

DJ said...

WOW! Great job! Thanks for giving us the website for finishing, I'm almost there, you've encouraged me to give it a go! Well done! *Hugs* DJ

Rudee said...

Very nice work. February should be shorter. We're to get several MORE inches of snow this month. We've already broken records this year.

zetor said...

That is so good, well done.

Miss 376 said...

Rudee-I agree with you with reference to the weather, though we have had the first glimpse of spring today. It's been gorgeous

Terry said...

How cool is that? Good job!

Patti said...

Well done and didn't I tell you that stitching a Biscornu together was easy? Everything looks hard until you do it and then you see how easy it really is. And it is gorgeous. Love Patti xxx

CathE said...

Well done, looks great!

Karan said...

WTG on making your first biscornu - it looks lovely! :0)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.