Wikipedia clearly haven't seen my 15 and 6 sided biscornus. I made both of these using a pattern from The Victoria Sampler.
|15 sided and 6 sided biscornus from The Victoria Sampler|
For the 15 sided biscornu each of the 15 panels are stitched separately and then sewn together.
In the 6 sided biscornu there are larger square pieces on the top and bottom, and then 4 hardanger panels on the sides. The hardanger on the sides is lovely, and of course the tiny beads always add a special touch.
I made these biscornus using beautiful variegated threads and ribbons from ColourStreams - the colours were Mardi Gras, Jacaranda and Carnivale. The ribbons were used to make spider web roses.
I've also made some some lovely biscornus from kits by The Sweetheart Tree. These biscornus are made by stitching two square pieces and then rotating one of them 45 degrees before sewing them together.
|Biscornus from The Sweetheart Tree|
I think the other two were actually Teenies from The Sweetheart Tree which I've converted into biscornus.
I love the beads along the seams in these biscornus. Take a look at this page (click here). There are so many kits available. I have to admit that I've still got 2 more kits waiting to be stitched. They are Cherry Blossoms and Rhodes Butterfly.
I also made this lovely design from Chatelaine Designs I love how the greens and gold look on black, but it wasn't easy to stitch on black. I now always put a white tea towel on my knees when I'm stitching on black linen. That way the light shines through the linen and I can see the holes more clearly.
|Chatelaine Designs biscornu|
To complete my collection I have my gingerbread biscornu which includes hardanger too.
|Gingerbread biscornu from The Victoria Sampler|
Have you ever made a biscornu? Are you tempted to try?