28. Dec, 2018

Stitching on Leaves Again

I am working full time in the shop till the end of the year so I need to keep my energy levels up by doing some sort of creative activity at night. Here I am working on my concept of stitched leaves that I will mount in a circle in a square pocket a la Linda Kemshall. This is a magnolia grandiflora leaf from the bottom of the garden so it is quite robust. I stitched a ragged cross stitch down the main vein and then inserted pearl beads in every second space. I then blanket stitched around the leaf and am now almost complete on the second round of crochet around the leaf. This is a bit like the eco squares in that I haven't really planned what I will do on the leaf until I start working on it and the decisions are made in situ.