Friday, January 19, 2007

A Million Little Stitches



I'm back to working on this piece I started this past summer...now I'm adding hand work and every time I look at this I feel like I'm not doing it right. It looks disheveled and messy to me. Is there a right way and a wrong way? Should I be using a hoop? Should I aim for the same length? When I do the little circles I'm using two strands of floss...if I use more will that make it smoother? Am I really just obsessing?

6 comments:

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Kathy...you know how dear you are to me, so please take this with a huge hug: yes, you are obsessing ...it looks wonderful from here! Bring it Monday!!!!! Hugs, Sarah

Debra said...

Your stitching is wonderful. And eventually the rhythm of it's randomness will make visual sense.

I believe that more strands will make your circles even rougher. But they are brilliant. I am stealing your circles-in-the-chicken-scratch idea for a future project.

Gunnels blog said...

I really like your stitching!

Deborah said...

Yes... I think this is wonderful. I love the randomness. Just keep going. Are you stitching over or around something to make those circles? How clever!

Shelina said...

Kathy, all of those questions are design choices, and as a designer you get to make the choices. I think it looks beautiful.
Thanks for the heads up about Deborah's birthday. I went over and said Happy Birthday to her.

Terry said...

You are obsessing. It looks great. I just finished a piece, which you can see on my blog, with hand stitching all over it. I did the same thing--kept thinking "this doesn't look good, this isn't working" until I finished then it all looked fine!