In between massive amounts of housework and nursing duties, I thought I'd revisit the idea of making up some embroidery stitch samples. I had every intention of starting up "Saturday Stitches" again, but I didn't get as far as blogging about it until now (1 am, everyone is asleep so I have time to get some art work done).
I played around with a few different styles of hand couching. I stretched some thick woven cloth onto a square stretcher. Oh my - I love square/rectangle hoops! I must get a better one. This one is only 6x6 on the inside. In the meantime I have some giant binder clips that I can use on a canvas stretcher. I have stretcher bars of all sizes, so that will make for some interesting work!
In the mean time, I checked out images of sheep and started to think about how I would stitch them. I did some sketches in various poses.
Then I dug out some yarn for the body, and dark thread for the rest. I just stuck them on my sampler for future reference.
|itty bitty sheep|
p.s. I have a plan for these sheep... (shhhhhh)
In the mean time, if you are interested in purchasing any of my recent thread paintings, nearly all are for sale. You can view them at the end of the "Fibre Art" page tab at the top of this blog. The sold ones are marked as such. If you are at The Centre when office hours are closed, email me (email@example.com) or call 306.979.3519 in Saskatoon, Canada. Shipping is on me.
Happy December : )