At our September stitchery guild meeting we were each given a 12 x 12 " yellow piece of cotton to start off the new program for the year. The program for the year will be Stitches of World where we will exploring embroidery stitches from around the world.
This month's theme is India and we were asked to draw a curvilinear line on our fabric, follow the line with chain stitches, wrap washers, do shisha mirrors and fill in the design with running stitches, herringbone, cretan....
I have this last washer to finish and then I will tackle a shisha mirror. I have never done one but we were given good instructions and there is always YouTube if I can't figure it out. It's going to be a great program for our guild and will be interesting to see all the different designs we all do.
Felt like melting something again with the heat gun so I laid snippets of organza plus pieces of a granola bar wrapper on some felt and gave it a blast. Did a free motion spiral square design on top and then filled it with seed stitches and french knots. I was going to mail it away but now I want to keep it. A good reason to make another :)