I've been doodling in stitch again, partly to work out the hand stitching lines on my large Geology piece, and partly for therapy. This time, I made my stitch large, in Perlé 5, and free-flowing.
I've also been drawing to help with shape and direction of machine stitching lines. This was great fun to do but I'm not sure how much either approach is going to help with the final piece.
I'm still struggling with it.
Although I have some lovely painted fabric, now it's dried, it doesn't seem to relate hugely to these drawings or to my original plans so I'm going to have to think hard.
Then as I'm not sure which is the most interesting and I haven't got time to investigate these approaches any further, I'll have to make a decision.