Too much time spent teaching and not enough on my own work, or that is how it feels. It is Easter this coming weekend and I am teaching the following week. Still I love teaching and I keep coming up with new ways to teach old techniques.
So the only work I have done is a little stitching on a prototype. I like this gentle type of design that you see in modern Japanese stitching so I thought I would have a go at designing some of my own. I have decided to just use DMC stranded cotton for these pieces, there will be three in this set. To be a bit different I decided to use 2 strand of cotton for the lettering and Portuguese Stem stitch. I think it could have looked just as good in Back stitch or stem stitch, but that was too easy.
All the rest of the stitching will be done in 1 stand of DMC cotton and I am experimenting with stitching in layers. This is something different for me so I am enjoying the experience.