Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Samples 2016: Week 21, Tufted/Peacock

Very slow hand stitching, but worth it yes? I love the effect!

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?

No comments: