Friday, September 18, 2015
Embellish with Hand Stitching
The final stage of creating Sue's "Falling Leaves" piece was to embellish with hand stitching. The green background was really begging for some texture, so the first step was filling that in with some "ricing" or "chicken scratch" stitches.
The next addition was using a backstitch to add veins to the applique leaves.
The variegated floss adds dimension as well as texture and helps bring the piece to life.