Finished with my whole cloth piece which is about 22 x 22 cm or 9 x 9 in. I painted some of the flowers using acrylic paint, appliqued, fused and made a few 3-D flowers too.
Just had to add some bugs and made this caterpillar and bees using bullion stitching. On hindsight I wish I had made them a bit bigger as they are rather lost on this piece. I'll know for next time.
Tried my hand again on a stumpwork lady bug. I first tacked down a small piece of black felt and stitched black and red threads over it. Made a few french knots on the back and added a couple of small black beads for the eyes. Straight stitches for the legs and antennae and there you have it. One small ladybug complete.
This inchworm should have been larger too as it is hardly noticeable. It is one long bullion knot with a couple of black french knots for the eyes.
So the whole cloth piece was our December project in our stitchery guild. This Sashiko piece was made in November.
The colours of India was our October piece and for January
we are needle felting. This is how my piece is looking so far. All our pieces are approximately the same size and we'll be making a book box to keep them all in.
The stitchin fingers atc swap of the month theme is Winter. Using candy and gum wrappers and some free motion embroidery this is my progress so far. Will add a few more threads to it I think before I send it off.
Hope everyone is enjoying their January. Take care wonderful blog followers :)