I love the sky. It's the perfect piece of batik. As I'm threadpainting, I keep a working mat nearby to see how it is filling in. It helps to understand where I'm going with the composition.
|work in progress - Spring Storm commission|
It's not done yet! The machine work is nearly complete. Now I'm ready to do some hand work with 12 weight threads. 12 weight is heavier that regular sewing thread. With it, I'm stitching more texture into the dried cattails by embroidering straight stitches and lumpy french knots at the tops. This is what the old autumn cattails look like the next spring.
Isn't it amazing how complete it looks with the matting, and how loose and undone it looks without? I'm not sure how well you can see the handwork, but I'll post a nice clear image once it's complete.
Have a great weekend!
( no open studio this weekend - announcement coming soon... )
Back to work. - stitch - stitch - stitch -