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Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Different Kind of Biscornu


I have a daily commute which may or may not involve waiting 30 minutes for a bus. (Winnipeg transit is not the best in the world.) What better way to kill time than by stitching?

I didn't want to deal with multiple colours and in the hunt for a monochromatic small I dug through my freebies and started Anita's 15 sided blackwork biscornu. Except I decided to stitch it on 18ct black aida with white thread.


The motifs are 14 stitches long, which makes them a little under an inch. I've never made a 15 sided biscornu before so it should be an interesting exercise.

17 comments:

Rebekah said...

I almost started that biscornu a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't decide what color/s to make it. White on black will be very pretty. I can't wait to see it all completed and put together.

Ineke said...

I think it is a great idea to use the waiting time for stitching.
The sides you have finished are pretty.

Christina said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this finished. I've never tackled a biscornu before, I'm still trying to pluck up the courage!

Lesleyanne said...

I think it is a great idea to use the time. Good luck with it. Look forward to seeing it progress.

KarenV said...

The white and black work really well - nice progress so far.

Silverlotus said...

It looks very pretty. I hope the buses are a little more reliable in the winter. And, truthfully, the TTC can be pretty unreliable too. I think Canadian public transportation is cursed. ;)

Es said...

This looks very pretty. The white on black works extremely well. Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done :o)

Kttycat said...

I've been wanting to try a 15 sided biscornu. Good luck on it!

Myra said...

OH, that is going to be so striking. I will be watching your progress on this one.

Annie said...

That will be a stunning piece. Hope you have good light where you wait to see that black fabby!

Lynn said...

This really is a lovely piece and a perfect way to pass away the wait.

Edit said...

I would also like to try this kind of biscornu and this year as I try to stitch one every month (sadly I am very much behind) it would be the perfect time. I am looking forward to see yours. Sure it will look great :)

Farm Girl said...

Looks great with the white on black, sure beats sitting waiting on the bus with nothing to do!

Carol said...

That looks like a great piece to do while waiting for the bus, Blu! I'll bet the finished biscornu will be stunning in black and white.

♥ Nia said...

Good use of time ;)
I hope to see it done! It's going to look so pretty in black and white :)

Siobhan said...

Nice progress--and use of your 'spare' time!

claire93 said...

what a coincidence ! I'll be starting this design tomorrow, stitching a 15 sided biscornu as a SAL on a French forum ^^