Into the sunset

I have been stitching  from the Texture pack from the Stitchbook project.

Sample 2b involved waiting for some white fibres to dry, so I set to on sample 3. This sample was about trapping yarns behind a piece of tulle and stitching into them. The yarn to be used could come from stash or that which was left over from the previous sample ( my homage to heather). I had used most of it already,

not a lot remained. I wanted to use all of it, but where was inspiration coming from?

I had three pieces of tulle to choose between. I had already decided to not use the black or blue but to go for the beige. However,Helen of Untangled Threads  ( link here) advocated that we take each piece of tulle and see what happens to the fibres, so I did. Oh my goodness, what a big difference. I didn’t use the beige, I opted instead for using both the blue and the black tulle. It was like a penny dropping ! I found the half felt ball I had left and a pinkish piece of felt.

I had been disappointed with my first inclusion sample as I made the stitches too neat and small. Big and bold this time.

Add the yarn and the tulle, I think you can just see that I used the blue and the black. Stitches include, spiders web, fern stitch, running stitch, stab stitch, couching, rice stitch and bullion knots.

And as I stitched, evening drew in, and nature followed stitcher.

Here are my two samples together on the page.


I have enjoyed stitching these two so much. Just got my fluffy white threads sample and that will be it till October. Can’t wait.



Author: nanacathy2

We recently moved house to Wiltshire to be closer to family. This means I have a lovely new area to explore and being retired time to enjoy my family, the garden, walking, reading, crafting, history and life in general.

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