Been experimenting with multiple layers of waxed and dyed papers and fabrics(amongst other things). I have managed to add some hand stitching onto the base and it is quite organic – looking. I need to dye some more threads and order some cotton for another idea I have for the Stitchstrata blog.
Some pics to give you an idea which way I’m heading!
The piece is very fragile due to the materials and all the separate pieces involved, but I find it all the more interesting; for as I work it is changing appearance – each edge reacting by curling and tearing, needing to be mended or reinforced – very like the layers of our personality – affected by each shift and change in life :}
This section was couched sisal and a free-machine stitched grid. Embellished with bullion knots and french knots. I have used wadding at the back and it gives real depth but my stitching creates new challenges as it manipulates the sample into different shapes with each new addition and has to be counter stitched elsewhere. I like it!!
Will post more as I go.
Hoping you’re having fun with your own stitchplay!