|great for grasses!|
|I see evergreen boughs and/or bird feathers.|
Cool! I'm also loving the look of all white on royal blue. It reminds me of my mother's blue & white dishes. I thought I would jump right in and draw out one of my finches to stitch. Meet Cocoa. : ) He's like a little teddy bear. I love him.
|Cocoa (my bird) and Star (Arwen's bird)|
I hooped up some blue fabric and traced using the screen as a light box. I must say, I love love love my Bohin white chalk mechanical pencil leads!!
Tada! Very easy to do...
Yes - I could have drawn it free hand, but since my focus was to practice and experiment with stitches, I decided to just trace him out. I barely got the hoop under the low shank foot of my old machine! I outlined with straight stitch free motion, and then tried to fill in with the feathers / zig zag. It's not art... just an experimental sketch... I have to get used to sketching with zigzag! I like my samples much better than my bird here. Still - it's a bird. Birds make me happy. : )
I strongly dislike using hoops. I find it very limiting. I'll try some more experimenting my way - on buckrum, hoopless. It seems to be easier on my hands too. I could also come in and embellish things with white cotton thread. Things just always sparkle with a bit of handstitching. ; )
Speaking of handstitching, and white... we did get a teeny bit of snow, and so I'm feeling pretty inspired to get back to this arctic corset today! ; ) Karen Ruane will be so proud of me. I am her ultimate tardy student.
That's what I'm up to. Playin' around. I'll be starting two new commission soon, so keep posted!
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