Bit late posting this, so here’s week 2 and 3 in one post.
The motif here is done using detached buttonhole which is worked on a foundation of straight stitches and worked across these without piercing the fabric. The stitching is only secured at the outer edges.
The Number and the semi circle with beading were worked over a piece of felt for a 3D look.
I am really enjoying this but love to embroider on different surfaces sometimes they inspire a design. Week 3’s background was a little sample I had lying around for quite a while and although I need the experience of working on aida fabric I am still drawn to surfaces with of variation and irregularities.
The back ground is white velvet and I ironed on painted bond-a-web (an old favourite of mine. I don’t know wether the metallic streak across the sample shows up but this is an experiment in laminatiing paper and metallic organza with pva glue!.
Feather stitch is one of my favourite stitches and can be delicate or bold – a really good traveller on the fabric. With this sample I wanted to concentrate on creating depth and texture. Layers were the answer, including an attached scrap of organza which was pleated and held in place by the stitches
The plant life in the foreground were made bolder by whipping part of the stitches (the same for the blossom on the tree).
Any way hope you like the photos and if you stop by to take a look, please leave a comment 🙂
Especially if you are taking part in TAST yourself! I’m off to see what week 4
has in store for me 🙂