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Satin Stitch Tips

Although I stitched my first flower in long-and-short stitch, the majority of my Hungarian folk design cushion cover will be stitched in satin stitch so I decided now would be a good time to refresh myself with tips and techniques for stitching satin stitch so I had a quick look on Mary Corbet’s site… 593 more words

Satin Stitch

Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter is my current evening stitching piece but I can’t say that I’m enjoying much of it. Not long after I began it I altered the original outline drawing and unpicked several hours worth of black stem stitch in favour of a slightly less severe grey. 151 more words


Reflection on Project 2 and general reflection on whole assignment

At the end of Project 2 I am asked to reflect on it and ask individual questions – these alone have raised a few interesting questions for me and unexpected answers which are very different to what I would have said before starting the course. 4,663 more words


PROJECT 2 - Developing your marks - Stages 4 - 5


As the course notes say through out I am becoming very much aware of textures in both my sketches and in life around me generally – I am taking more photos of texture and noticing smaller things such as the textures of a decaying log or the moss that grows in the grass etc and understand what the notes say about trying to recreate the qualities rather than just the image or sketch itself. 2,939 more words


Satin Stitch

I think my love affair with satin stitch embroidery started with a wooly cardigan I bought when I was in uni. Then, it cost more than I would normally pay for a piece of clothing, but I’ve definitely made my money’s worth by wearing it to death. 227 more words

The limpets shell revisited

Oh how I do love shells. from the previous work in project one I think you guessed that. An opportunity within this exercise meant I could work a sample using different threads and yarns to create texture. 248 more words

A Creative Approach

The rusty water wheel revisited

The dilapidated waterwheel offers such richness in colours and textures. Pitted and smooth areas mix together with seamless connections into different colours.

For me the surface of this particular area was reasonably smooth. 49 more words

A Creative Approach