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I had an afternoon at the Guild this week so took my embroidery with me. So now I have “Three French Hens” finished.

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My book cover is progressing, but not nearly quick enough for me. I want this one finished.

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The back gound has been a learning experience. I have been trying to use stitches the same way you would carve the background of a lino cut.  I experimented with close stitching on the back cover to give the impression of a heavy sky.

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And then made my stitches further apart to give the impression of a lighter sky on the front cover.  I used the same threads, colour and number of threads on both.  The only difference was the spacing.I have some other ideas for this technique that I would like to try.

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The next step is going to be the trunks of the trees.  This is where all the texture will be.  I have now collected the threads that will make up the pallet.  So on with the stitching.

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RachelandDesign

It's almost a darning technique - very successful!

Carolyn Foley


I suppose it is.  I was just trying to colour the sky.

Queeniepatch.blogspot.com

Good idea to make the sky differently on the front and the back.
You have a beautiful collection of threads for the tree trunks, One will want to touch the bark!

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