Monday, October 10, 2011

Third Witch Hat

My new ghost magnet is celebrating the finish of my 3rd Kelly Clark witch hat.  I am using the stitch guide that is available for the hats, with a few twists of my own.

For the background, I used 2 strands of Splendor and 2 strands of Accentuate for a brick stitch on the hat and skip tent on the brim.  My favorite thing: using beading thread from The Collection to couch the Kreinik Hot Wire and braid.  Whether I pierced the couched thread or looped over it, you can't see the couching stitches.

Tip:  Place the crystals for the spider bodies (I used hot fix Swarovski crystals) before you bead the legs.  (Do as I say, not as I did.)

4 comments:

Goldylox99 said...

I love this series of hats. If we order the hats through Bristly Thistle, is it possible to get your modifications along with the stitch guide so that we can decide what we want to do?

Michele Herron said...

Sure - no problem!

Lara said...

i just discovered your blog and your fabulous work! i am curious, how are the witches hats finished? i can't quite wrap my brain around that.

it has been several years since i did any stitching and enjoy looking at blogs and what people are working on.

Michele Herron said...

Hi Lara

You can see a finished hat on the web site at http://www.bristlythistle.com/kcnhats.html