I am now going to spend a guilt-free afternoon pursuing some ideas that have been bugging me for a while.
So, take a look at my latest addition to the sample for wk 70 onwards in the TAST challenge and tell me what you think! (I can take it!)
This is a challenge to learn hand embroidery stitches at the rate of one a week, although there are no hard and fast rules and you can hop in and out as you please. Sharon B provides all the info over on her blog – see here. It is such a great opportunity to view others wonderful work and their interpretation of each stitch!
You will see I’ve stitched a small satin stitch motif behind the green row and then given it a back-stitch outline. The larger motif is in cloud filling with the addition of a bead outline(the green centre stitches are woven cross stitch.) The upper circle on the right in this pic is satin stitch with random straight stitches over and finished with chain stitch.
The bottom left-hand motif in this second pic is cloud filling with an extra line of thread added and then the whole thing was beaded for a more dimensional look. The yellow line to the left is Vandyke stitch
I love cloud filling and will spend some time experimenting later on.
Hope you are all having fun out there and enjoying the experience!