The Opal is a shiny and colourful gem. It changes it's intensity and colors depending on the way you look at it. I wanted to capture the dynamic and playful colors with this one. While the center is very solid and compact, the mor you go to the outer sections the more it disintegrates into a hint of stitches and paling colors.
The making of this new mandala in the yet small series of crystal-themed embroideries:
first draft with pencil, ruler and black pen - some lines don't match yet - there are still construction errors
second draft on transparent paper
enjoying the calm and golden eveing light while stitching
The Kristall pattern is a beginner friendly 2-stitch-pattern. It's entirely done in chain stitch and stem stich. The pattern comes in two sizes (12.5x8.33cm/4.9x3.28inch and 17x11.36cm/6.69x4,47inch) and needs 5 basic colors to be created.