Look Ma, I can stitch!

 i’ve signed up for a flickr account this weekend! i thought it would be the easiest way to share what i have done in the past without having to repost them. easy peasy. for the past few years i’ve been dreaming of this sewn version of my paintings project and i finally started it earlier this year. i’m happy with how it’s going so far. i began with stitch samplers so i could get a little more used to embroidery (i only  just got really into it about 7 months ago) i love it! the colors of the floss are exactly like the colors i mix for a painting. i’m working off of past sketches of past works. they’re a great tool to make something unique and work on practicing new stitches.

 
the first one i started out with was an outline sampler. it includes chain stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, and straight stitch. it was great using a lot of pieces of floss that i have just sitting around, leftover from other projects. i have a binder where i keep any floss remnants and have them piled from warm colors, cool colors, and neutral shades.
 

Detailed

 
this next one i have is a fill stitch sampler of a piece that first started out as a drawing but i’m still too chicken to actually finish that one yet. i felt that i could do the sewn version of it and feel much less guilty. i finally completed it last night!! wooooo!!!
 
 

Fill stitch sampler

 
the fills are a varity of stiches including straight stitches, brick stitch, satin stitch, and french knots. i’m in love with french knots now! it was like making tons of tiny red roses.
 

Close-up

 

my goal with these sewn paintings will be to have a show of them. maybe i can get it pulled together next year. lots of sewing to do!!
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