Wednesday, February 01, 2012

More Ottoman Art

I traced another copy of my "Ottoman Art" design onto a scrap of white cotton.
First of all, I worked the outlines in stem stitch. I started to use stem stitch to fill in the red circle.

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Now, I've started to fill in with split stitch. Split stitch was used by medieval embroiderers to make precious silk threads go further. I'm not sure about the variegated bit at the top. The smaller circle is to be padded satin stitch.

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