I took a plunge and bought some light blue DMC embroidery floss on a cone. The yarn is enough to circle the medival city wall of my town twice! I would totally do that if it wasn't so expensive XD
It's going to be a pillowcase. The pattern is a design from last years HORIZONT collection stitched up in chain stitch on coral linen.
the original compass
the original sketch
Crafting along with Nicole's Keep Calm and Craft on....
At the moment I have a new embroidery piece in progress. It's called "Horizont" (german for horizon, hard to guess huh?) and I tried another means to create the background this time. I like chaotic stitching, especially because it's not easy to make something look naturally chaotic. I tend to fall into a rhythm when I embroider, which is not good with chaotic stitching. If there is a rhythm, there comes structure. Sometimes it's best to step back for a moment and watch from the distance.
One thing I love about embroidery is, that it looks differently depending from what angle you look at it. If I look at it from the front the colors and text are mixing up and it looks chaotic. Looking from the side the colors suddenly blend in and become more solid. Also the letters get more visible and defined.
I used 4 shades of violett, creme,......