Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shamrock Biscornu

Today I have finished "Shamrock Biscornu (March)" by a French designer Fabienne Reilly.

The design is really interesting - the colors are very well chosen, pretty specialty stitches done both in cotton and metallic floss create some rich texture.
I used the recommended DMC floss and only substituted French Knots in metallic by gold Mill Hill beads. I tried both ways - making French knots in metallic and using beads, and prefered the beads because they make a better contrast for the French knots in green floss.
Have a look at the pictures:

The corners of the biscornu form a nice border.

The other side of the biscornu is almost the same, I only left the center of the design blank. Instead of buttons I used a couple of pretty turqoise beads which match the colors of the design so nicely.

I also made some flower pins for this biscornu,
hope they look like shamrock flowers.
Visit Fabienne Reilly blog at and find more designs there.
I enjoyed stitching this design so very much.
Thank youFaby!


flom369 said...

il est sublimee!!!!!!!!!!!
I love!
A bientôt

Faby said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Olga !!! Your little pins are so sophisticated... I'm really pleased (and flattered) that you decided to stitch one of my designs; you did a fantastic job on it!

C in DC said...

Fantastic. This looks great.

Yuko said...

It's beautiful!
How can you stitch so neatly and beautifully?
I'm not good at beading at all, so am envy you!! :D

mimimira said...

Hello, Olga!
I just loved your biscornu. I like shamrock motifs very much! Great work!
Greetings from Bulgaria

Carla said...

omg! that biscornu is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Cenoura said...

I have no words to express!!!
It's absolutely wonderful!
As we say here in Portugal: Maravilhoso!
You did a great work!

Janaina said...

How do you make the pins?!Lovely!