Take a Stitch Tuesday

Well, I dutifully started off by doing a piece on a counted thread base in the traditional sampler format, and nearly DIED of boredom. Now I remember why I don’t do cross-stitch – oh, the tedium, put the needle in this hole, bring it out in that one, count how many in between – aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!
As you can see, by the last row, I was really starting to lose it and thought, bugger it, I’ll put that needle in and bring it out wherever I damn well want to – so there.
So I think that will be the last of my attempts at the traditional sampler approach.

My next attempt was using herringbone to embellish a watercolour felted background landscape – much preferred this approach. I also wanted to do a piece using herringbone on sheers a la shadow embroidery – but got caught up in preparing a welcome home dinner for the prodigal daughter who just returned from six weeks in the USA – so didn’t get to it, but I think I still will.

I wonder what next Tuesday will bring??
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3 thoughts on “Take a Stitch Tuesday”

  1. You made me laugh out loud on your thoughts of the traditional sample, that’s always how I feel, trying to be restrained, my goldwork samples in C&G were the tiniest I could get away with, I thought my head would explode

  2. Hi Melissa – thanks for the compliments. I can’t really recommend a book to explain what I did – I use a combination of dry felting on my Janome embellisher, and wet felting to create a watercolour look. I am not a proper felter – more an embellisher! By why don’t you check out these Yahoo groups – you should get some good ideas there. http://theembellishmentmachine.blogspot.com/http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ozembellisher/http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Embellisher_Art_Postcards/

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