Some experiments
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WIPW

It is finished!!!

The last of the "Peace Embroideries" that was my project for 2017.

Peace Embroidery No 12

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The whole piece was stitched in back stitch.  The outline of the hands in 1 thread of DMC  stranded cotton and the lettering in 2 threads.

Now it is time to reflect on the process.  I found this a really worthwhile activity and I learnt so much about the process of translating a drawn design into embroidery.  July's design was the easiest to stitch.  Traditional stitching on linen.

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The most difficult was April's design

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It was the modern type embroideries that pushed me the most, including No 12.  The modern designs called for simplicity.  Using the 5 basic embroidery stitches, well.  I tend to over think everything.

The other lessons learnt is that stitching lettering is not easy on non traditional fabrics.  In fact all lettering calls for some skill to achieve a good result.

I have another long term project simmering in the back of my mind but I have to give it a bit of thought.

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RachelandDesign

It has been an interesting project, and the more useful when you can think over it and work out what you learnt from the entire prccess.

Carolyn Foley

Yes, I think it will lead into a series of portraits.


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