Thursday, December 10, 2015

Drawing threads

It has been a long time since I have done any embroidery that involved drawn threads.

During the past few days, I have been playing around with a small sampler and thoroughly enjoyed it. As much I appreciate the beauty and diversity of drawn, pulled and cut whitework techniques, it just seems to be something I don't tend to do a lot of. 

Not because I don't enjoy doing it... There is something really relaxing and satisfying by placing regular stitches in a particular rhythm and completely change the texture and appearance of a piece of cloth... 

...purposely creating holes to form a pattern without the fabric falling to pieces is rather fascinating really.

So while I have been stitching away quite contently, I have been wondering why I don't do it more often... and more importantly conjuring up ideas of what I could, would and possibly might do to incorporate drawn threads into future projects.

It as been such a joy - all there is left to do is a very, very good press and a few little finishing touches... and then.... well time will tell. As usual it is not the ideas that are lacking just the sad fact that each day only contains 24 hours....

Happy stitching,
Anna X