Following the class with Sophie Standing a few weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at a small cactus textile embroidery. My daughter is a Landscape Architect, and is fond of succulents, so it was an easy choice.
The canvas is left over from my starfish. I found a free picture on line and then started playing.
The colours are what I had on hand, some fabric is better than others for this kind of work, the printed florals are good to work with.
I spent a lot of today stitching, its surprising how much thread it used up, I worked this out by having to wind another bobbin, then another!
The first stitching started.
The back, as always interesting, I wonder should I use the back instead of the front?
Partly stitched, it is looking better with the shading and colour.
The finished product.
Stapled to a canvas frame. Wrapping around the edges is meant to be for this project. A bit of a steep learning curve, but I am improving with the shading..
Perhaps I should have gone to art school and not nursing school??
So much more art to make......