An Embroidery Project – No.1

Building on the techniques I learned on the recent course I completed I thought I’d start experimenting with some freer form creative challenges.

The first I wanted to try was creating an abstract image with a strong cohesive feel.  To get the cohesion I selected fabric samples of similar colours and tonal values which I extending into the selection of threads using only variations of beige and brown.

Extra sample.jpg

I also used the repeated shape technique although in the loosest sense, cutting each into rectangles or square shapes.  For the stitching I used back stitch, mock herringbone and running stitch and I also added texture with couching.

Overall I like the finished piece – its a bit simple and a bit obvious but visually it works well.

extra sample finished

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