More on the Robin’s Backing

Crocheted Roundel
Crocheted Roundel

The point at which the four seam treatments joined looked a little untidy, so I decided to cover it with Something.

After some thought, and given that I don’t have a box of ready-to-go trims and buttons for the purpose, that Something turned out to be a disc crocheted using Soie Gobelins, a fine steel hook, and my magnifier.

I felt a little cross-eyed when I’d finished, in spite of the magnifier, but satisfied with it, all the same!

Tame Crazy Patchwork
Tame Crazy Patchwork

Then I only had to attach my little disc over the centre point to camouflage the meeting point of the seam treatments.

Once the Tame Crazy Patchwork was completed, I gathered it over the padded disc of card that matches the one the Robin was stretched over, and ladderstitched the two discs firmly together.

Using silk sewing thread. My, how my attitudes have changed since I’ve done all those Historical Embroidery projects!

I need to provide a hanging loop and cover the edge with cord, and then the Robin will be properly finished at last!


  1. Carolyn Foley says:

    I know the cross eyed feeling when stitching small things. Looking forward to seeing robin mounted.

  2. Jen Mullen says:

    Love the tiny crochet and the background for the robin!

  3. Meredithe says:

    Neat solution!

  4. Lady Fi says:

    So small and delicate!

  5. Jillayne says:

    I absolutely love this – the simplicity of it is striking. I love interesting backs, and what you’ve made is perfect for the little robin. And your solution for the intersection is charming. What a nice finish this will be.

  6. Sue Jones says:

    Crochet is surprisingly useful for odd things. You have done well to work it so small, even with magnification. A neat little trim.

  7. karen says:

    I love!!! your tiny little crocher roundel….can you imagine having a stash of those? From my point of view they would be amazing for titivation, edges, seams….