Sometimes I like my embroidery to be random.. no pattern, no real thought behind it. Just playing with colours and stitches.
Because I make patterns, I think it is important to break away from the pattern-thinking. Sometimes the experiments inspire a pattern or aspects of it becomes part of the pattern.
I like experimenting with a limited number of different stitches. Again, my patterns usually have 5-6 different stitches and they kind of have their ‘roles’, but what if one stitch could do the job of another stitch?
In this little piece I have used mainly Daisy stitches, even the ones with the long ‘tail’, with a few French knots thrown in for good measure.
What to do with my experiments? I don’t know… at the moment they are in a drawer. However, this one isn’t that big, the hoop is 4″, so I am thinking maybe I will turn it into a brooch. A pretty large brooch.. more like wearable art. What do you think? Too over the top?