Friday, April 28, 2017
More details on wool applique
I keep going back and adding more embroidery and beading to my wool appliqué flowers -- it's hard to know when to quit! Plus, it's so addictive and meditative that I don't want it to end.
I've decided that the herringbone stitch (blue thread in photo above) is one of my favorites. It looks more complicated than it is and it goes very quickly.
I started out planning to use oodles of colors of beads but ended up mainly using gold. I used some gold in every single block to act as a unifying element. Love gold beads!
Here's another herringbone detail in the orange thread below. I like using it to fill in spaces like this.
I have one block left to go, and I've been saving it for Sew Day tomorrow. I always used to bring my sewing machine to Sew Day, but for the last year or two I've mainly done hand stitching -- and my thumb joints are sure feeling it.
For a look at what other fiber artists have been doing this past week, hop over to off-wall-friday.html
Have a colorful weekend