Just sharing a little work in progress here. This is the bottom panel for a small decorative cushion I’m making. The hares are cut from a wool fabric and appliquéd onto creamy linen. It still needs some extra details and will probably add a chain daisy or two and stem stitch amongst the cluster of French Knots.
Using my template again (Bondaweb onto fabric, draw round template, cut out and iron on), I made a start on a panelled piece. It’s made up from oddments of cream linen because I didn’t have any big pieces left. If you pick out one thread and pull it out carefully (ie, don’t let it snap), you’ll get a straight line that you can cut along and keep the bits fairly well squared off. I did this with all four sides on each panel.
I dampened the joined panels and dripped watercolour paints to give some colour-washed areas. I’ve given the blue area some water ripples having decided against French Knot clouds… I think eleventy-billion knots might be too many…
I thought about other stitches as there are so many beautiful ones to choose from. One of my favourite sites is Sarah’s Hand Embroidery Tutorials .
I often enjoy looking at her wonderful galleries of stitches over a glass of wine in the evening.
Anyway,enjoy what’s left of the weekend and be happy.