Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Back to Basics


I thought I'd get out an old Stitch Encyclopaedia and work through, just to refresh memory about stitches that I don't often use, and here is the sampler. It's that basic exercise: one thread, one colour. I'm tempted to do another using the next exercise, which is many threads, many colours just to see what it gives. I didn't draw the sampler first - just did everything freehand, and I'm always amazed at how many different things are out there to re-learn.


I thought I might do something based on this bowl of strawberries we picked from the potager - the first batches are always the best and it is very June for the Bead Journal Project this month.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Its a great idea that turned out beautiful!

Lynn said...

That sampler is amazing. I could study it for hours.....

Witch of Stitches said...

This is beautiful - just shows what one can do with one stitch and one color of thread - it needs nothing else. As Lynn said, I could study it for hours.

Sweetpea said...

I adore this 'sampler', the thread color, everything about it! I am currently trying to learn stitching so I have great appreciation for your efforts :>]]

Robin said...

I totally LOVE this sampler!!!!!!