Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Challenges

This year I've been doing a lot of challenges-probably to counteract winter. Sharon at
http://www.pintangle.com/ has started Take a Stitch Tuesday again. I didn't officially join but will do most of the stitches. I love to hand stitch. This week's stitch is Diamond stitch. On the right is the traditional way to work it. The other I prefer-random and freer.
This is some fabric painted with metallic paints. It saved an ugly piece and shimmers nicely in person. It is the Technique of the month on http://www.threecreativestudios.com/

All year Shelagh at http://shelaghfolgate.blogspot.com/ will be giving us directions for a piece using unusual techniques. The is a detail of February's work. The granite stitch on the machine was one I hadn't worked, but it gives great texture.

4 comments:

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!! soo many challenges. ur diamond stitch looks pretty

Lisa Dunn said...

Your diamond stitch sample is lovely. I like the texture that the one on the left created.

susanmcb said...

Sandy - We meet again - I'm also doing Shelagh's challenge. It is going to be a busy year! Like your example of the stitch.

Judy said...

I like the piece with the granite stitch. It reminds me of an aerial scene.