Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Samples 2015: Week 47, Dogwood

Hand embroidery - long straight stitches in single strands of stranded cotton. The base is black cotton over black felt.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 21/11/15:
“Gardens: Winning ways for winter. Gardens can bring delights in colder months. Here’s how.”
Photograph: National Trust Images/Mark Bolton
Sample design
This time I thought I could get away with simple straight stitches, no need for curves like last week’s fireworks. I didn’t try and copy the photo, I couldn’t do stitches that long for one thing! So I just layered three colours in random but vaguely upwards directions.   

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