It is finished!!!
The last of the "Peace Embroideries" that was my project for 2017.
Peace Embroidery No 12
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.
The most difficult was April's design
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.