I've started a new brooch, that'll be part of a series. I like working in series, as it lets me explore a number of ideas within a set of constraints.
In this one, I'm playing with the color blue, texture, and layers.
Happy stitching to everyone!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Pardon the cell phone quality, but here is the current project.
I'd been having troubles with earlier projects. They were pretty enough, but they didn't feel like my work. They were unfocussed. So, I went back to basics. I limited this to 2 stitches: split stitch, and satin stitch (and its variations). I also limited the pallette to 2 colors, 1 accent, 1 neutral, and 1 metal (blue & green, orange, white, and gold).
Using limits does help my creativity, and I'm very happy with how this is coming along.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
Here's an update on the current project. The outer petals, and leaves are done.
Tonight I'll be setting up for the inner petals. I'll be working those over wire, using detached buttonhole, and gold thread.
Have fun, and I'll post again tomorrow.