There are a few more samples which need to go in the swaddling band ledger. These are also blue and white, it's a theme. I am excited about creating pages for them but thought I should attend to the edges first, pretty them up, neaten them, kind of sample the edges too. You learn something from all of this. Which edges work, which don't, whether close knots are best or whether knots an inch apart work better on certain pieces.
One sample has a simple buttonhole lace edge, the other, the one in the hoop, is getting the full bullion knot treatment.
It would have been ''acceptable'' to mount these pieces edges unfinished. It really is personal choice when deciding how far to take an embroidered sample. I think that I am so wrapped up in the pages I have been doing recently that I need these samples to be pristine, almost like finished pieces. The next step is to consider how I'm going to treat the page.....the samples will tell me that.
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