Stage 5 Stitches to create texture

I was rather confused about the exercises in this stage and spent a lot of time reading and re-reading the manual/ I felt that I had already completed the relevant stitiching exercises in Stage 4 so in the end decided to practice my stitiches in working on some samples related to some of my drawings. Using some drawings previously developed from other drawings in pencil/black felt pen, I reworked these studies, adding some colour (using the original drawings but concentrating on just a small area).

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I chose some hessian to work on as I thought this would enable me to use a greater range of yarns, including string and hemp yarn.  I found though that it made certain stitches such as french knots rathe difficult.

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I used some green raffia to outline this piece and als0 to add some texture to the ‘grass’.  The grass was represented by brown and green embroidery thread.  I think this represented the sketch well.

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For this sample, I used chain stitch and couched some brown fabric.  I used some sedding rathe than french knots.

 

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I used pink string for an outline and then used satin stitch and red embroidery thread for texture and was pleased with the way this one worked – the string had a nice reflective quality.

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A mixture of blanket stitch, sedding and satin stitch was used here to portray the different textures.

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I particularly enjoyed this piece and like the knobbly texture ad contrast between the two types of hemp yarn.

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The blue knobbly woo which had different yarns included in it, was pleasing to use  and I think it made a good representation of my sketch.

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