A simple shape on fabric begs for hand embroidery. Inside that simple shape you can try new stitches, explore different color combinations, and build a space full of vibrant texture. A good example of this type of stitchery is called A Tasty Bite of Apple from my new book, Joyful Stitching.
In this project, the outline of an apple shape is filled with a variety of stitches. There are patches of Needle Weaving, rows of Blanket Stitches holding French Knots, spirals drawn with Stem Stitches and Scattered Seed Stitches filling in the open areas. The stylized apple is surrounded by more stitchery to balance out the intense stitching of the apple. The whole project is dedicated to hand embroidery for fun!
And now the the Give-Away part. Leave a comment on my blog today and you may be the lucky winner of this gorgeous purple wool fabric for the Tasty Bite of Apple project. It also comes with a skein of Asters Size 8 thread. I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.
Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.