Further thinking and stitching.
When I worked on the stitched piece for my last studio post, I still had a decision to make about adding ‘something’ to the central square. I had left it blank and I was unsure about whether or not to add anything to it. Looking at it again in time for this post, I decided to add some more fabric scraps and further rows of running stitch to secure them to the background linen.
This is my stitching as I had left it on my previous post.
I have added a variety of small fabric squares into the centre blank square of my stitched piece, and I have managed to fill the blank space quite well. The fabrics I chose complement the fabrics that are already on the outer border, and measure about 1″ – 1 1/2″ square ish!
I have added a row of double herringbone stitches at two edges of the stitching, to secure the edges of the fabrics that I feel are not secured well enough with the running stitch.
The orientation or direction of the stitching echoes the outer border.
Whipped running stitches add definition to the inner square, and to the outer smaller squares, and add to the overall effect.
I have really enjoyed adding more stitches to this piece. I continue to find stitching very mindful, and calming. I am so pleased that I found this linen sheet at the charity shop that day, a lovely happenstance.
I think the completed work looks good, I will decide about adding some machine stitching and perhaps a little applique, as another layer when I look at it again. Open to suggestions from you too of course!
I have another hospital stay looming when this post is due, so I probably will be late in acknowledging comments, but I will read them.