Thursday, July 4, 2013
This is my third "Sampler" for Karen Ruane's "Gathering". Sampler 1 and 2 are also posted in this blog. In fact, I think I will put the photos on this post as well. This one follows the same format--white cotton stitching on a vintage linen napkin. The leaf shapes are applied with Buttonhole stitch and then the backing is cut away. I think this one is less ecclesiastical then the others. This looks more like Russian nesting dolls or a 60's design of some sort. Each of these three embroideries are completely spontaneous. I have marked off a grid of sorts and the started stitching. It is very fun to do as it changes constantly.