RICK RACK FUN!!
April--I chose a wide Rick Rack and tacked it down with a Chain Stitch using contrasting thread.
MAY--hhmmmm--Plain Rick Rack in Tan? The embroidery thread that tacked it down proved to make the process resemble a real woven basket handle! What do you know!!
In June, I decided to try weaving two shades of brown into a single unit. It actually amazed me how great it worked! Don't you think? It looks like a woven twig basket handle to me.
July is the same technique of weaving or wrapping two rick racks together, but this time I used two sizes and of course I had to use blue for my Red, White and Blue patriotic block.
Ok, it's September and I am running out of ideas. Can I make it to December? Lets' try a medium rick rack laid atop a large and using a seed stitch for tacking. Oh yah! I like it!
October. It occured to me to use a regular bias strip and top it with a rick rack. Black is appropriate for this particular month and I chose small in size. Large rick rack and a bias strip on top would have looked equally as good--maybe better--I will have to try that!
Ok--Back to the drawing board. Let's combine a couple of techniques. The weaving and the French Knot tacking. and let's throw in a third layer. It works! One more month to go.