That's right! It's not my fault that I'm interrupting my mono printing, knitting, collage work...I'm going to blame this latest technique to 'play with' on Kathy Loomis from Art With A Needle! A few weeks ago, Kathy did a post about learning a "magic cross stitch". Isn't it cool!
|Magic Cross Stitch by Kathy Loomis|
Sounds simple doesn't it! Who doesn't know how to make a cross stitch! Kathy has taught this class in person but also put together a 50 page tutorial you could purchase on how she does the "magic cross stitch". So guess who purchased the tutorial! Yep...you see it's all Kathy's fault!
I have to say when I first started out stitching her technique/tutorial, I had a few 'right brain/left brain' confusion episodes! But Kathy shows how to do this random stitching in a unique way, which I finally got it (well, most of the time!)! I really think it's quite clever, even though the process is quite simple.
So, I started...first I was trying to find the cotton/linen fabric to stitch on...I was anxious to get started (yep, just like a kid!) so I grabbed one of my previous stamped/overdyed pieces. I haven't asked Kathy about this yet, but whenever I use embroidery thread(s), I always separate them and then place back together to stitch with. I did notice my stitches were really loose/separated (see pink circle area) so I just started stitching with the six strands and not separate them.
This was just to get used to the stitchin technique...no, I'm not going to finish this. It was just a snip of fabric to play with.