Saturday, March 28, 2009

Stitch Explorer March - Assissi work

I'm taking part in Sharon B's Stitch Explorer Challenge. Find out all about it here.

This month it's Assissi Work. Traditionally, Assissi Work is done in one colour in cross stitch around a voided motif on white fabric. We played around with the 'Assissi Effect' whilst studying for the City & Guilds Certificate. Here are some of my efforts:

In the above example, the cross stitch is replaced by a painted background, overlaid with net. An outline of stemstitch has been worked to sharpen up the images.

In this example, the background has been painted and the net omitted.

And in this example, I played around with different counted thread stitches to fill in the images,leaving the background as the negative white spaces. In all these examples I stuck to the traditional blue and white.


Jackie said...

Hi. Thanks for your comment. I can only reply here. (You are 'no reply'on blogger.)I made the felt by using prefelt and joining them with the embellisher. The green spirals are done with emebellisher and since I photographed these I've added more embellished bits. I'm glad you got your needles. they are very reasonable I think.

Art4Sol said...

Very nice...I enjoy the repeat motif done in different stitches.