I told you last week that you had seen the last of the color studies. But I lied.
Here’s one more. I didn’t particularly like my first orange and blue study so I did another one. This has a background fabric of silk noil covered with silk organza. You can’t see it here but I got the pattern of stitching from the pattern of dye on the silk organza. I used stem stitch and did three rows to give it more weight. I was considering filling the blue shape completely in with stem stitch but I like the balance of blue to orange at this point so I think it’s done. So perhaps this is the last one, maybe…
You were right to not fill in the blue – it’s good as it is just with the heavy lines.
Good idea not to fill the shape in. Very intriguing design.
I like the colour choice Ruth. I’m going against the crowd….whilst I too don’t think filling the blue in completely is right, I think one extra row of an even lighter blue will add more pop. Looking in detail it would then ‘fill’ a couple of areas giving the play/contrast of some solid areas against the delicacy of the meandering line.
Thanks Antje, I think your idea is good. Not sure if I will add another line of stitching or not.