Here's a small piece (5"x7") that I did today. The base is muslin with oil paint stick rubbings. I then used an automatic stitch and varied the stitch width and length througout.
Here's a close up. I like this stitch because it doesn't look like most automatic stitches.
Here's one I did with satin stitch. It's a bit smaller - about 4"x6".
And a close up.
I spent a lot of time working on my next piece I'm planning on entering into a show. It is based on bark (again, I know) and is requiring lots of machine stitching. Hopefully, I'll have a photo of part of it next post.