This business at the top is supposed to look like lace at the top of the fan. I made diamond shapes with Gloriana Princess Petite Perle in pink above a purchased rose trim I stitched down. In each diamond I then did a diagonal and a horizontal line in two strands of white DMC. Then I did a small cross on top of that with one strand of the same floss. I wanted to add a bead at each intersection but ran out of time since I was already late in mailing this off.
The first blade of the fan was this gorgeous dragonfly fabric and I didn't want to cover it up so I used irridescent Kreinik blending filament to highlight the wings. You can't see it all that well in this photo but it has a nice sparkle. For the seam treatments on each end of the fan I used a simple long and short buttonhole stitch in black Gloriana Princess Petite Perle.
The seam treatment to the right of this fan blade is all done in the Gloriana again. First I did two rows of cretan stitch, creating the space in the middle. I made a small smyrna stitch in pale green in the space. At the top and bottom of the cretan stitches I added a clear glass seed bead and five detached chain stitches in a blue/green.
To the left of the fan blade the seam treatment is made up of a row of herringbone stitch covered with a row of cretan stitch. The herringbone stitches are topped with a trio of straight stitches and a blue glass bead tops each cretan stitch.
The next black fan blade cried out to me for a spider web for luck which I made in one strand of white DMC together with one strand of the same Kreinik blending filament. Hovering overtop is a purple sequinned butterfly.
The seam treatment to the left is made of a gorgeous colour of Gloriana called peacock. I made offset semicircles of buttonhole stitch and added a small faux pearl at each turn.
So, that's it! On to the next round robin block now...