This type of hand stitching, whilst time-consuming, is wonderful!! I’m in love with the relaxing feel of drawing with the needle. Sadly, free-machine embroidery cannot give me the same satisfaction(did I just say that??)
I was trying out my first shisha attempt and I decided to use a basic star template then design a more interesting pattern, colour scheme, also use the background to the motif as a method of trying out pattern in kantha quilting. The colour scheme was inspired by a new thread shade called ‘Mars Red’ – I love it and so hit on black and lemon for partnering it – I never would have picked these!
I’m pleased with the result and you can see my progress for this week.
I felt guilty letting the kantha hog all my time so I completed the first leaf in my panel, too.(another three and a half to go!)
Hope you are all progressing well with whatever you choose!