I showed you this picture a few days ago; it’s a noodle I found while searching through my stash. When I discovered it this time, I envisioned it as a bookmark, and pulled it out to work on it.
Here it is now. I combined it with the earlier Needlework DNA bookmark idea, and here is the result. I made the pearl cotton used in the center to twist the cables. I would have opted for some sparkly Kreinik braid, but I didn’t have the color in the size I wanted. It’s still not quite right for a publishable pattern, so I’ll be making another one, but this one is a fine and functional bookmark specimen.
Back at the beginning of the 2009 Bookmark Challenge, I introduced you to Lynn Ducharme, who met her own ambitious challenge of stitching a bookmark every month. Well, I have decided to take up the Bookmark Ducharme Challenge, and design a bookmark every month. Ideally, I’d love to design, stitch, and write instructions every month, but that, I suspect is pushing it, so I’ll be happy with a dozen design ideas and initial stitching attempts. I’m going to work on the DNA bookmark for May.
Anyone out there willing to accept the Bookmark Ducharme Challenge with me? You don’t have to design your own bookmarks, just stitch them. Anyone?
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