I finished three more color studies this week. I think there are six more to complete and I will have covered all the color schemes on the list of homework.
This one took a while as it is hand stitched with tons of yarns and threads. Now that I look at it, I think it could use just a bit more yellow. The yellow is the background fabric peeking through
I really didn’t have a good plan for this one. I decided to try another machine cut back applique and just follow the lines of the dye on the top green fabric. That dragonfly shape was in the dye pattern. It needs a bit more contrast in value. I was thinking of using some machine stitched “leafy” thread lace over the top. What do you think?
This is my favorite one this week. It has some really dark fabric in it and so it is really hard to photograph. It looks better in person. Now on to more colors!
I really like the last one too – it’s very dramatic.
Yes, the ‘dragonfly’ piece does need a little something but I don’t know what – it’ll be interesting to see what you decide to do. Love the colours.
Thanks Lyn! The last one does feel dramatic. The dragonfly one is bleh. I might just leave it as is and not waste any more time on it. Got to have some failures so you recognize the good ones.
I too like the last one.
The dragonfly piece – could you add variegated thread stippling to the peachy coloured area and/or decorative stitching to the green ‘leaves’. Perhaps add the second pair of wings to the dragonfly & give him some eyes?
Thanks Antje, those are some good ideas. If I get all the other ones done perhaps I will get back to trying to improve this one 😉