My first trial was Qui-Gon Jinn's 'saber from Episode 1, which has always been one of my favourites for its simplicity of style. I wasn't sure at first about the lime green for the blade -- on its own, it looks rather yellow -- but it actually worked perfectly and I love it.
|I wish I'd had this finished in time for Episode VII|
|Note the black is looped around the grey, to hold it together|
I embroidered over the edges of the black to give it a cleaner line, and the red button is just a simple little bubble (popcorn) stitch -- cast on 2, kfb in both, k2tog twice, k2tog again, then pull the tail through that last stitch and sew it on. Voila!
*Also, for those interested, I do sell these and other designs through my Etsy shop, which is now open! Find me at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DizzyStitchin *