Today I needed something to take with me to the textile art group. I have plenty of unfinished projects but nothing I wanted to work on away from home.
I had been sketching some leaves and so I decided that something simple would be good. Taking some Evelon I drew a leaf shape and then outlined it with free machine stitching. Once it was in the hoop I was able to take it with me and start adding some hand stitching. I have not used evelon before but it does feel soft and is easy to stitch on. This is just an experimental piece which I will put in my sketch book.
In the meantime I have more designs waiting for attention.
These will be small knot gardens.
These are good projects for the winter evenings as they take a lot of time and concentration.
I have tried to be disciplined and use my work journal every day and I am finding it really useful. Things I have sketched weeks ago are still there when I have forgotten all about them. I also make notes and add samples of things I am trying for the first time such as the use of evelon and lutrador.