For one of the pieces I'm working on, I'm trying to depict camp-fire smoke (albeit magical camp-fire smoke). I've done quite a lltlet of stitching on it already, using whites, greys and blues - stitched in split and chain stitch. Its looking good, but also a bit flat. I've started adding some french knots, but thought it needed something more - perhaps some buillion knots?
|Campfire smoke - with added smoky dragons. See, I told you it was magical smoke!|
Well, I had much the same problem with buillion knots. My first efforts were poor, but slowly got better. I wasn't at home when I first started to practice so didn't have access to online videos - I only had a book at my disposal. As with many things, only practice could help. I haven't got them perfect yet, but as the piccie below shows, I am slowly getting there!
|From left to right, those buillion knots are getting gradually better!|
Just realised that I never got around to posting any baby pics of my little boy, and it's a bit late now as he's almost four months old! Anyway, he joined me outside while I was doing the stitching above and had his very own 'hoop' to play with while I worked!
|"I have a hoop too Mummy! Though mine is for biting, not stitching..."|