Today, I would like to share with you another mirror/shisha work tutorial.This time, it’s basque stitch mirror work.
Divide a 2.5cm diameter circle into 24.Fix a mirror(1.25cm diameter) with straight and diagonal stitches.Bring the needle up at a position below A.Bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches.Pull the thread.
Go back at the same place under the foundation stitches.Don’t pull the thread too much because we’ll need the loop to work the petal.
Enter the fabric below B and bring the thread up at B.Pull the thread which was on the foundation stitches to the required length (this will determine the roundness of your center) as you work a twisted lazy daisy.
After the petal was done, come up at the position shown.
As before, bring the needle and thread over and and under the foundation stitches and continue as above to make another petal.Here, you can see the position of the needle on where to begin the next petal.Continue in this manner all around.
For the last petal, after you’ve bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches, don’t go back under them again.Straight away, work the petal as shown.
Please make sure the thread on the foundation stitches are placed neatly as you pull the thread to get a beautiful center.