|Hand stitch sample|
I need thinking time for that and working further on this has bought me that time as well as giving me the satisfaction of finishing off an unfinished piece. I don't like having those hanging over me. They seem to cloud judgement.
I hand stitched further, playing with scale and colour over the silk painted ground ....
|Cotswold Water Parks sample|
Running stitch and machine quilting
on silk painted ground
Then today I experimented with free machining to provide contrast in scale and weight of stitch ....
There will be some changes to be made as the large piece develops, but I'm quite pleased with this as a sample.
Next, I will prepare and paint the large version and complete it to make a companion piece with the Geological Section work completed for the exhibition in Malmesbury last February.
I will take the piece with me when I next visit Scotland. I stitch on long journeys (my husband likes to drive!) and I always take some hand stitching to do when I go away - it's soothing and therapeutic and being away gives me time to think and work out ideas in a more peaceful way.