Friday, 11 April 2014

Mad fool

Sometimes you just wonder what mad impulse induced you to start off on a particular idea.
I'm feeling like that right now. I thought about all sorts of different ways to achieve a thin grass-like leaf and ended up working them in DMC Diamante in fishbone stitch, just straightforward surface embroidery.
Leaves worked in fishbone stitch

Except straightforward it aint! The thread shreds and is very unforgiving, you can't pull it back, you have to just pull it out if not right, so I'm a bit slow. But it does look quite good when you get it right.

Just now I'm snatching a bit of embroidery between nursing my poorly doggy. I'll keep you posted on both!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, a straightforward technique or stitch can become very much less so if you are using a tricky thread. It will be worth it in the end!