|it starts with a photo from my collection|
I gather the colors I need and start filling in visually from back to front (furthest to nearest).
|I try to stitch the grass to look like grass - machine & hand.|
I don't always sketch, but when there's something I'm not sure how to do, I scribble it out on paper first. That old shack in the photo is so intriguing, but I'm kind of scared of messing it up.
I made a little house out of the grey fabrics above, and stuck it on the horizon. Now I put the piece into an embroidery stand. I find if the piece is being held for me, that my left 'holding' hand doesn't go numb. I can stitch easier too if I can use both hands free like this.
Ready for hand stitching! I went through my threads, picking out 12 weights mainly because they are thicker. I have a lot of embroidery floss, but I haven't a lot of variegated. I think variegated can look more natural - like the difference between coloring with 8 crayons or a pack of 64. You know?
I've been hand stitching for HOURS and HOURS... I will show you the finished product soon!
Enjoy your weekend,