Friday, 17 January 2020

It's a stitch up

I've slowed up a bit on this, playing a waiting game. I spend a lot of time looking at it, thinking about the next step. I want the background to be simple, with not much detail so I can add some bigger trees and a sun. But I am finding it hard to tone it down to not make it too complicated. Trouble is I get carried away with stitching, I want to add more, but keep telling myself that less is more. 
The squiggly line is soft embroidery cotton couched on with thin cotton of a matching colour. The chain stitch is six strands of white embroidery cotton.
Here I have used hairy blue wool, woven through running stitches. The little tree section is finished now.


The red section is still to fill, waiting for ideas. Something will come to me. When that's done I will make the sun.
Toodle pip.  ilona

13 comments:

  1. I'm loving the different stitches and seen from a distance will give you just the effect you want, brilliant
    Briony
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    1. The picture as a whole is looking good. When I am viewing in a gallery I like to stand back from a picture, then move closer to see how it was made.

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  2. I can see your lovely work emerging already!And I can see what you mean that sometimes less is more.Your more trees idea sounds good to me.Maybe a little house in the distance?...Oh,Im just writing down my memories of pictures that my late Tutbury dad used to teach me to draw when I was a kid,because it reminds me of them.A lovely start to your work Ilona.xx

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    1. Memories seem to be entering my head at an alarming rate just lately, maybe that's what happens when you get older. I've been looking through my dad's old Hollywood film books, seeing the names of actors who passed away long ago, recognising some of the names.

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  3. I admire your creativity, and your skills! You are a very gifted lady.

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    1. Thank you. I was a brilliant lorry driver :-)

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  4. This is really exciting Ilona.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Yes, I am feeling excited as I go along, not knowing which direction to go in.

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  5. Looking lovely. I especially like the blue.

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    1. I am quite liking the technique of threading cotton or wool through running stitches.

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  6. I love your colours and textures Ilona x

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  7. Love the hairy blue wool section! :)

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  8. Yes my feeling is still there it's going to be good 😃

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