Stitchy experiment

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?



  1. April 21, 2010 / 1:33 pm

    I really like it. Perhaps a bit big for a brooch though. Would make a nice feature on the bottom of a blouse.

  2. April 21, 2010 / 1:38 pm

    I LOVE it! The colors and texture are VERY appealing! It would be a big brooch, but very cool looking.

    I've had frames on the brain for a couple days. I think it would be neat to stitch a wedge of this design in the four corners of a fabric frame and have the long daisies reaching toward each other along the frame's sides.

    :) Ann

  3. April 21, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    it's a redorangepinkblue explosion:
    maybe you could stitch it to a large piece of fabric and put it on your dressing table: or dining table:
    or a scarf:
    or a pillowcase:
    or a hankie:
    or on a skirt:
    the possibilities are endless!

  4. April 21, 2010 / 4:11 pm

    That is so pretty! I kind of reminds me of either a firework or a colorful germ (I've stitched some germs, and think they're really fun).

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