Untangled Threads- Texture

My first parcel for the Stitchbook Collective arrived last week. The topic for the month is Texture. Nine small pieces to stitch and mount on a page.

The first three, were quite straightforward. Bullion knots, a kind of arrow head and a spiral with different threads to stitch with or couch down.

The next three were freer to stitch and hence more fun, a chance for self expression. First one is adding layers of fabric and stitching into them, couldn’t resist stitching seed heads and constructing a fence. The next was laying down threads and trapping them with netting, then stitching them. The third was making a hole and filling it with half a felt ball.

The final three are a loopy stitch, which made lovely flowers, spiders web and making a hole and filling it with another piece of fabric.

At this point this was my favourite.

Onto stitching  them onto a single piece of calico before sewing them to the page.

That’s my finished page. I had a problem with the flet ball, as I had made the buttonhole edging too small and you couldn’t see the stitches, so I added more.

And although I love it , this is my favourite now.

A thoroughly enjoyable exercise. If you would like to try this, the pack is available from Helen Birmingham at Untangled Threads