Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hand Stitch Course

 Finally, a post that isn't about design! I got my notebook back from Gail Harker after it was graded for the Level One Hand Stitch course. She made some very nice comments and seemed pleased with my work. I know there were several pieces that I didn't show you because I forgot to take photos before I sent the notebook off. The piece above is my fly stitch sample. Not my usual color selection but I like how it turned out.
 This is chain stitch used as a filler. This one took a while. I followed the lines of the dyed material to achieve an organic design.
Here's a little closer view. I used mostly hand dyed threads but some were ones I purchased. It is hard to find a good gradation of colors in this subdued color palette. I enjoyed this class and I hope that I can take level 2 hand and machine embroidery the next time it's available.


Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, that chain stitch piece is spectacular!

Linda said...

Both lovely samplers Ruth, but I really love the chain stitch exercise. I love those earthy tones. You've had a lot of fun with this, and I hope the next level will be good for you.