|Stitching Project - March 2019|
This month, March 2019, I wanted to try a design which blended colours, but also use an object within the piece. I love autumnal colours, what better than a leaf, showing colours associated with autumn. I designed a maple leaf, using 2 strands of DMC thread.
DMC embroidery thread was used:
3031 - Dark Mocha Brown
815 - Cherry Red
349 - Chilli Red
740 - Orange
3820 - Maze Yellow
|DMC embroidery thread was used|
|Blackwork technique was used throughout|
I practiced mindfulness while stitching, & I was able to take this to work, before I started to teach ballet. The children always ask what I am stitching at work, I hope it encourages them to start stitching or crafting.
|Autumnal Colours were used|
|I practised mindfulness while stitching|
|Maple Leaf Embroidery|
|Maple Leaf Colourwork|
I decided to just stitch a plain pattern, this way the stitches look neat & the colours blended in well.
I used brown to give a strong outline of the leaf.
I have really enjoyed this project, it took a little longer than expected, but the colours & texture are very pleasing to me.
For my next project, I will be using old silk threads. I was given a large box full of c1950's silk threads. I couldn't decide what to do with them, should I keep them preserved as they are, or use them as they were intended? I think they should be used, with the cardboard roll included in the project book. This will keep the thread together & show the history of the thread.
This design can be bought in my shop as a digital download pattern.
|Edith Grace Designs Shop|
Finished March 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs