rickrack redux

I found this very pretty embroidered runner at the flea market last weekend and wanted to show you how the rick rack was attached.


It's simply tacked down with a single stitch on just the top curves (the bottom curves hang over the hemmed edge so all you see is rick rack). The bottom row shows what the back side looks like.


Here's what happens at the corner turn:

runner corner

This is pretty for a runner but probably wouldn't work so well for clothing—it's not very sturdy and could easily pull off with rough handling. But I love how simple it is and think of all the color combinations you could come up with!


Lakshmi said...

Hi Janet,
this is very pretty..i have a lott ricrac lace....now i can use them with this idea..this design goes well for neck patterns..by the way is it straigh or lazydaisy stitch for flowers?

Head Bitch in Charge said...

What a beautiful piece! And so nicely done. That's a pretty neat rickrack trick but I'm lazy and would probably machine sew it!

Lovely find. What will you do with it?

janet said...

I should have provided a detail of the flowers so you can see them better. They're all lazy-daisy with longer than average loops.

blushing rose said...

What a clever touch ... TTFN~ Marydon

crimsoncat05 said...

what a beautiful runner; my favorite colors!!

Prim Rose Hill said...

What an idea! I love it! Simple and easy, yet it gives a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing this!

Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill

janet said...

I'm going to keep this piece and use it as it was originally intended—on the dresser in my bedroom. I have a vintage three-panel mirror that I'm refinishing and will paint hot pink—the two should go together really well. I have a hot pink chair in the room, too, painted to match a vintage floral cushion that I found at the flea market!

Camilla said...

This is lovely- I like the simplicity of it, proves that you don't always have to do fancy stitches to make something look great.

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