Slow Stitch Update
It’s been over a month since I last posted about my Autumn Nuno slow stitch piece. Here is where I was at the end of September.
I kept working on the negative space between the foreground trees. I was using a grey green thread and it definitely needs more darkness in between the tree trunks but I will have to add a darker thread for that. I am still mulling over what will be on the left hand side in the foreground. It’s kind of amorphous at the moment.
Once I finished the negative space between the trees, I decided that I needed to add some of the grey green into the mid ground/background area. It also helped to “cut” the overpowering sense of red and red orange there. Next up was to add “leaves” to the foreground trees. I decided to use a different stitch to highlight them a bit more. I will be adding a great many more of the leaves in a variety of yellows and yellow oranges.
The photo on the left shows where I am as of today. The photo on the right shows the beginning of the leaves being added with detached chain stitch. I still have a long way to go on completing this piece but I am happy with the progression.
13 thoughts on “Slow Stitch Update”
this is really looking good Ruth, and it is so fascinating watching it grow.
Thanks, I’m glad this slow process is interesting. Sometimes it feels like I haven’t accomplished much.
I agree with Ann – it’s interesting to watch the progression. The detached chain stitch is very effective on the foreground trees.
Thanks Lyn, I’m hoping the detached chain stitch will make the foreground trees appear closer than the background.
This is lovely, Ruth. Agree that the detached chain stitch is a perfect choice for the foreground leaves. Love the slightly ghostly tree trunks too.
Thanks Lindsay, the tree trunks do have a ghostly appearance which I think gives a bit more interest. More of those detached chain stitched leaves to come.
It’s coming along nicely, Ruth. the detached chain stitch works really well for the leaves. I wouldn’t have thought to do that.
Thanks Ann, I have used detached chain stitch before with lichen with good results so I think that’s why I thought of it.
The entire picture is quite ethereal. I’m enjoying seeing the slow change and am in total agreement about the detached chain stitch. Using more yellow/yellow oranges will certainly enhance the depth you’re creating.
A good ‘feet up, winter piece’ assuming E allows it 🤪
Thanks Antje, it will definitely take all winter and probably longer. Edgar is a really nosey dog. Always has to stick his nose in to see what I’m doing.
It’s coming along nicely. Well worth the effort.