it is so fun to see a pix of your smiling face.
i read your blog daily for inspiration and giggles, whatever comes first!
truly a winner for me!
i did want to comment on the hyperlink color choice of your new space. i find it difficult to read except the first TAST that seems to be in aa eye friendly brown. the rest read as a very light minty green and are hard for my eyes to read as it looks “grayed out”.
i use a mac. not sure if that is the cause but i never noitced this in your old space.
thanks again fo rall of your great work and sharing!
Thank you for these instructions.
We had this shisha theme a few weeks ago on a German message board.
I found a few instructions which were similar to yours but the first stitches were not anchored there and I was not able to attach my coin in this way. The stitches always slipped down from it.
I will try it again in your way, I think this will work much better.
Hi Sharon, i think the pic is a great idea, I came prepared today, complete with cup of tea, just as well, cause you kept me busy for a while.
Thankyou for the mention and the link back to my blog
My Shisha stitch is up on my blog. I had a few problems and had to cheat with the red one and glue it as it fell out but I learnt to add more cross stitches higher up which is what I did for the smaller ones. I used flat backed crystals as I couldnt find the shisha morrors I was sure I had. http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
My shisha stitch is here http://flickr.com/photos/helenad/1296564228/ and in the group pool on flickr. It is a really useful technique for attaching things to fabric. I remember being told that shisha work reflected the importance of water in dry hot places though I don’t know if this is a true interpretaion of its regional significance. Anyway I think the idea of waterwas at the back of my mind and inspired my little sampler.
Hi Sharon, the Shisha Stitch was another new one for me. The mirrors are not available in my area but I found some nice spangles to use ….. different sizes and different colors. I’m still having a bit of a problem but will continue working with this as I’ve been checking out the other blogs and gotten some great ideas especially from crazystitcher. You can see my attempt here: http://normasneedlez.blogspot.com
If you don’t want to work with glass or cut up cds but do want the shine, paillettes work nicely. mjtrim.com has more than 20 colors and several finishes. They are thinner than cds, so depending on what thread you use you may find it easier to stack a couple together.
Hi Sharon, thanks a ton for this great visual tutorial. I had it done perfectly by the second try. The first one was a bit messy :D. Your TAST concept is great and I spent the whole night going thru the flickr pool! I’m going to start playing with the stitches from week 1. Thanks again!