I have another finish to report this morning. I listed it as WISP 1 in my declaration of UFOs and WISPs in early January
So I am feeling very self satisfied. As you can see it is the bone sampler that I started last year. It is worked on linen using a mix of threads which include, cotton, silk, wool, linen, and rayon in varying weights and thicknesses. There is also a liberal use of beads, and shells. It is a contemporary sampler I designed along a beach theme.
If you like this type of hand work you might like to take my next online class Sumptuous Surfaces as it is commencing next week January 24th. The last time this class was run some fantastic work was produced. You can see students work on the flickr group that was set up for students of the class. Even if you are not considering the class it is worth taking a look as there is some great stuff there.
There is further information about the class in the classes and workshops section and you can book this class here at joggles.com
For those who have not taken one of my classes before I do not re-hash what is already online on my site and my courses always contain a strong design component that is applied to stitching.
The class lessons explain both the principals of design and “how to” of design and are structured so that you move from stage to stage in coherent manner.
The second image is a detail close up. If you click on both images you will go to larger image. The flat areas are pattern darning which I like as a contrast to highly textured area. In the next sample I am going experiment more with pattern darning and pulled work as a contrast to the high relief areas. I hope you enjoy the eye candy!