Tuesday, 31 May 2016
It's velvet stitch, worked on single canvas. Mostly stranded wool except the purple band which is pearl cotton so a bit shiny - I wanted to try the contrast.
I didn't try very hard to make the loops the same length, as I planned to cut them. But I liked the loopy surface too much to cut it all, so I left the bottom section alone. Now I'm not sure which I prefer but I'm glad to have a sample to remind me of both - I must be able to use these one day?
Monday, 23 May 2016
As you can see, I machine stitched strips of fabric onto felt and then added a few stripes of ribbon yarn and hand stitching.
It is nice to have a little hand embroidery to pick up in the evening, but oh, I do prefer machining!
Friday, 13 May 2016
Used together, the effect is too subtle really - there are several different threads here but you can hardly tell. On old wool blanket that I felted in the washing machine before dyeing.
"Topography" suggested contours to me, so I just doodled in running stitch along those lines (!).
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Free machine embroidery on black felt, using four shades of Madeira Polyneon thread.
Nice to have a chance to use these threads - I bought them for a piece about Chernobyl but they're not generally a good fit with my work!
Monday, 2 May 2016
And for "dotty"? Back to my favourite free machine embroidery on dissolvable fabric - tiny turquoise dots, linked to each other and a few big dots of orange felt.
I've photographed this one raised on pins for the shadow effect.