Sunday, January 8, 2012

TAST 2012 - Fly Stitch

Fly Stitch as dragon scales:

I'm reasonably happy with the dragon considering I haven't embroidered anything for a long time.  Marked using a soap stone pencil.  I didn't like the scales near the throat - the design would have been stronger with scales only running down the back - so I coloured them in with pastels.  This exercise re-affirmed that I dislike stitching without a plan. 

This doodle was mainly stitched free form:

As cartoony as this sample looks, it was an excellent exercise.  I loved the geometric design in the lower left on paper, but I learned the fly stitch doesn't work well for such long stitches.

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