I wrote a post about creating this piece over on the Felting and Fiber Studio. I have started adding a little hand stitching.
I have a lot more stitching to go.
I plan on adding French knots to all the lupines and then perhaps add more leaf detail and detail to the Indian Paintbrush.
I’m not being really careful with the French knots as I don’t want them to be all the same shape and size. I am using Perle cotton that I hand dyed. It’s a variegated purple thread and was perfect for this project.
What have you been working on? Thanks for stopping by!
Very nice finishing touches Ruth. I’ve been practicing embroidery stitches lately, but not on anything important.
Thanks Marilyn – I love doing French knots and in this application, it doesn’t matter if they are perfect.
The lupines look lovely, Ruth. I frequently embellish my landscapes with hand embroidery. Just like the look & therapy of stitching by hand. Currently working on a new felt landscape in Colorado.
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Thanks Cathy – Hope you’re enjoying your Colorado trip. I look forward to seeing your new landscape.
Wow – what a difference! I think the french knots are the very stitch for the lupins.
Thanks Lyn – the french knots do make it “pop”.
Beautiful Ruth! The embroidery is really lifting this piece.
Thanks Teri! I have a lot left to do but I am happy with it so far.
It’s looking gorgeous already, Ruth 🙂
The embroidery adds so much more texture and depth – lovely work! I’ve taken a leaf out of your book and been doing some (much more basic) embroidery on felt – will post something soon!
Thanks Kim – I look forward to seeing your stitched felt 🙂
The stitching is lovely, it adds such depth and detail. I love how it is making the work come alive. Karen
Thanks Karen – the stitching does add a lot of detail.