Monday, November 20, 2006

Joggling along and Fiddling with fly - Week 2

I wanted the bits on my long sampler to sort of 'match' so I've moved over to my odd bits and pieces of fabric for this lesson, to give me more freedom in choice of colour and spacing.

Here is my first exploration with fly stitch.

Different weights of thread on Aida.

And below is my sample of flystitch, including using small and large stitches as 'point' to create movement and focus within the design. Not very pretty, but I think it is quite lively.

After working this, I think I can incorporate a bit of densely worked, over embellished fly stitch in my long sampler after all.

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Anonymous said...

I love how imaginative you are....this looks great!!!11

Conni said...

I love this little piece! Not only is it pleasing to look at, but it also really demonstrates the versatility of the fly stitch to show vegetation and movement.

Allison said...

All of these samplers are way cool...very inspiring.