I'm So happy with the responses & emails
that you all have sent me regarding my last post!
(and yes, Ginny C. I enjoy the process AND the outcome!)
so I thought I'd show a little more of how I do this...
(I'm working on a video tutorial too)
So as you can see, I have drawn a shape directly onto my Cupboard Cloth
(our hand dyed osnaburg) and have begun stitching tiny little x's with one strand of DMC floss ~
working from left to right, making half stitches, then coming back right to left to cross back over...
|sorry about the blur, but you can see the top row here where I've done my half stitches to the right |
and am coming back to make the x's...
can you see that my x's are not even?
...just using my eye but trying to keep the x's and rows somewhat even...
|I've switched the DMC floss colors here, to add interest to the finish ~|
this will be a basket of holly when finished,
and will top a fabric covered paper mache box as a completed project.
|a little more work to go ~|
here is the finished (stitching only) cat pocket that I showed yesterday:
here is a good close up of my un-counted stitches!!
can you see my mistakes??
that's the fun of this ~ there are mistakes!!
(and I love them)
|some of my x's don't even 'meet up' with their neighboring stitches ~ but that's ok...|
what a wonderful look this has ~
I am seriously addicted to this right now!
I used a darker thread to outline his eyes to make them a little more pronounced,
and stitched him some whiskers too...
|here kitty kitty....|
I hope you're enjoying seeing this process
as much as I am enjoying sharing it with you!
I am working on more models and am hoping to release this line of simple patterns by December 1st ~
Thanks for all of your kind words and for allowing me to follow my muse :)
Tomorrow is Nancy's Burlap Wreath & Herbal Salve class here in the shop ~
the class is FULL! (yay!)
I know we will have a ton of fun, and I'll take pics for you too...
Have a wonderful day my friends ~
* Blessed be *