This is a piece of my hand dyed/stamped fabric that I'm experimenting with. I'll be adding beads (go figure!) in a mandala pattern in one of the cirles but I want to get most of the hand stitching finished first. I did machine stitch some of the black points just to secure the piece while I stitch (yes, I still use a hoop to do my hand stitching).
When I get bored with one color, I go back to my leaf background piece I'm trying to finish before fall!
The wavy look on the right is due to the piece hanging up on my design board but on top of some other pieces with pins! Looks strange but it's really nice and straight!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
This is a closeup of some of the stitching. I've been trying to keep leafy or straight stitches in this piece. The black leaves do show up well so I might put some more of those in one of the other plain red areas.
After I went to farmer's market this a.m. I picked up a book at our library that I'm anxious to read. It's called Playing With Color by Richard Mehl. Looked interesting...hope it is! Always good to learn more about color, right!