On the edge with Emma

 Emma Edging © Wanda Salmans 2015
Here’s another edging I’ve been working on, Emma.  Last week I talked about using more colors, and I did, just very neutral colors, Lizbeth #691 Mocha Brown Medium and #693 Linen Medium, both in size 10.  They are similar enough to each other that sometimes in the evenings when I was refilling the shuttles I had to compare the two threads to make sure which one I needed.  But the subtle color change really works with the material I have picked out for this edging.
Emma Edging in size 10
Part of this edging I made for a runner for the Christmas craft show last year.  Surprise! I changed it a bit this time around.  Actually, just the second row, the first row is the same.  The second row is different because I wanted the edging to be wider.  
Emma Edging in size 20
This is a sample in size 20, Lizbeth  #602 Natural and #658 Ocean Turquoise Light.  I used these colors because I had shuttles already wound with them.  Hey, one of the shuttles is now empty – yay! This sample has a bit of a different stitch count than the finished edging in a couple of places as I decide what works the best.
Emma Edging in two sizes
I use size 10 thread for runners because it covers more edge faster.  It doesn’t look as delicate as it would with smaller thread, but for table runners where the lace hangs over the edge of the table the heavier thread works better, I think.  At least it doesn’t take as long 🙂
I hope to have the pattern for Emma posted later this week.  Part of it’s done already but I also have to decide if I want to change the stitch count in a couple of places.  Oh, yeah, and try and catch mistakes 😛
I’ve got another edging almost finished then I need to figure out what I want to do on another.  I think I know the colors of thread I want to use but I’m not sure of the pattern.  Will it be a new one?  Will it be one I’ve done before? Will it be a combination of new and old?
I’m on edge to find out!
“They dined on mince, and slices of quince, 
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 
They danced by the light of the moon.”
Edward Lear
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10 thoughts on “On the edge with Emma”

  1. Wanda, this is spectacular in the browns. I have been waiting for a pattern to "grab" me for a hankie I want to edge. Very nearly thought it might be Joelle's Christmas Tree edging- you can see how I am thinking here – and then I saw this and my reaction was immediete! This is it! : )) Looking forward to seeing the finished pattern.

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