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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Only One Of Its Kind

for me anyway. I speak of the 15-sided biscornu.


Last August I started a freebie 15 sided blackwork biscornu. This was to be my travel project, but after 9 squares the weather grew too cold and it disappeared into the drawer. I finally finished off all the blackwork and then had to tackle the actual finishing.


Excellent assembly photos here and here. However even with these instructions I had a devil of a time.

Not sure if you can tell but the part where 5 sides connect doesn't come to a point, but a hole. I just can't seem to tighten it up. And let's not get into post-stuffing joining bit. And the fuzzy white bits!


It's cute as anything, but way too much work. This is going to be my one and only 15 sided biscornu. (Which takes the Just Nan 15 sided ones out of my future. And let's not get into their even more complicated looking pretties!)

TitleNot sure. I just call it the 15 sided Blackwork Biscornu.
DesignerStitch-Creations
Start dateAugust 30, 2010
Finish dateMarch 16, 2011
Total timeUnknown since I didn't time myself on the bus
Fabric18 ct Black Aida
Floss DMC Blanc

20 comments:

Ranae said...

Cool Piece!!!
I have been wanting to try the 15sided, maybe a freebie would be best to try first, huh??!!

Paula said...

I LOVE blackwork . . and this came out great . . never seen one like this so I will have to check them out.

Annie said...

It looks gorgeous! Personally, they always seemed too fiddly for me to want to try one, and the whip stitching through the back-stitched edges is my least favorite thing to do anyway. Congrats on conquering it!

Lonneke said...

To me it looks impressive! Very cool with the black and white. Beautiful.

Kahlan said...

It's very nice,but way too much work.Not my cup of tea.

Carol said...

Wow! What a finish! I doubt that I could ever figure out how to stitch it together myself--you did a great job...

Pumpkin said...

Congrats Blu! That's quite a finish :o)

TammyK said...

Looks awesome! You did a great job :)

Joysze said...

OH wow, Blu. It looks fantastic! I love it.

Farm Girl said...

That is so clever - can't imagine how hard it is to stitch on black though!

Myra said...

It is a gorgeous one of a kind. I admire your perserverance - I wouldn't even attempt it.

Lynn said...

Very pretty! I agree though, I think they're far too much work for me to tackle.

claire93 said...

I stitched this design too at the end of last year lol. I agree that the assembly part was quite finicky but it hasn't put me off the idea of doing another 15 sided some day

Sally said...

Wow that is beautiful!

EvalinaMaria said...

Don't see any holes, it is looking beautiful!!! Congrats on the finish!

♥ Nia said...

It looks very pretty!!
I love blackwork but I've never done any 15 side biscornu.. it seems quite a difficult task :p

Berit said...

Beautiful! But I can understand your decision. I'm learning that I don't like stitching biscornu. Finishing, yes. Stitching, maybe no.

Meari said...

Very pretty!

Jennifer said...

That's AMAZING - so pretty!! Totally worth the aggravation. I've seen a tutorial that uses a cotton fabric as a backer to prevent the stuffing from showing through... http://own-two-hands.livejournal.com/4186.html

totallythreadup said...

It looks very complicated way out of my league lol. Well done it does look very pretty

Sheila