Monday, January 9, 2012

Fly Stitch - Take It Further

I started a 'Take It Further' piece to play around with more fly stitch.  It will be a spruce tree branch and pine cones, with fly stitches making the pine needles:



The fabric is a dark green cotton velveteen from Evening Star Designs and I LOVE it.  First time working with this fabric and it's lovely - it doesn't shift, it needles like butter and the stitches have nice definition due to the short nap.

The branches are irregular Portuguese Stem Stitch, for texture.  Marked using a generic white quilt marking pencil.

I'm working on my photography, hoping the finished pic will look better.

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