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.


About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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13 Responses to Slow Stitch Update

  1. Ann says:

    this is really looking good Ruth, and it is so fascinating watching it grow.

  2. annielynrosie says:

    I agree with Ann – it’s interesting to watch the progression. The detached chain stitch is very effective on the foreground trees.

  3. Lindsay Wilkinson Artwork says:

    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.

    • ruthlane says:

      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.

  4. It’s coming along nicely, Ruth. the detached chain stitch works really well for the leaves. I wouldn’t have thought to do that.

  5. Antje says:

    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 🤪

  6. It’s coming along nicely. Well worth the effort.

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