I know, I know not the damn reef pictures again! but since starting Tast again I have been looking at my Reef Embroideries, to see how I used some of the stitches, and realised that I did not have any of them here on this blog. So thought I would go back to Down Memory Lane Monday and include them. Followers of my old Twisted Threads blog will recognise them. There is one new one though ..called my latest.
|buttonholes bullions, feather, wrapped bars bullions, knots and found objects.|
First of all I will start with different stitches that I used to create depictions of the various life on the reef. There is not a lot of variety in the stitches, just different ways of using them.
|feather, buttonhole and cretan pistil stitches couching|
|feather and buttonhole, detached chain and knots|
|buttonhole stitches bullions and beads.|
|buttonhole, wrapped feather stitch, pistil stitch and cretan|
|sword stitch and wrapped bars silk ribbon knots|
|Wrapped feather stitch, fly stitch.|
|feather stitch, fly stitch, cretan, buttonhole, knots and silk ribbon|
|Woven bars, couching, feather, fly, knots, buttonhole|
Many of the same stitches are used but in different ways, and with different threads a stitch can look very different.
|Right hand end of large reef|
|Left end of large reef|
|Full Reef emb which I had as my header at one time.|
Now other Reef Embroideries from which the sample stitches are taken.
|My latest. It has a garden scene on one which is not finished so I did not show it yet. I have called this Land and Sea|
I hope it has been a pleasure to revisit these reef embroideries and stitches with me.