The Crown is progressing

The Crown is progressing

I showed you this new work of mine last week and it’s making progress! Embroidering people is something I have never done before – drawing, yes, but no stitching at all. It’s funny that there is a face in this embroidery at all. This piece started with the dashed line of the crown which then evolved into the tiny triangles. When I began stitching I actually wanted to try out a new technique I found in an old booklet my grandmother gave me. Needless to say, that I have not incorporated it yet.


crown4This is how it often goes with my embroidery. When I don’t have a specific idea in my head when I start embroidering something like this happens – or crap which I don’t show haha ;).


Stitches used are stem stitch for outlines and as fill stitches, chain stitches, satin stitch, Rhodes stitch, running and back stitch. I don’t know why, but I feel drawn to stem stitch lately because it creates such a solid and distinct line. My backstitch looks wonky sometimes and stems stitch is more forgiving. Funny enough, that both stitches are each the complementary stitch on the reverse side of the fabric.

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