I think Summer is passing us by here in Edinburgh, it’s been mostly wet and cold – we even switched our heating on – IN JULY!!!!!
Frustration with the weather has spilled over to my torn strip sample, it isn’t really going anywhere! Since last time I have worked on the areas that didn’t feel right and added some more strips.
It is interesting how looking at a photograph helps me to see things I don’t notice looking directly at the sample – the yellow strip on this bottom left layer needs to be trimmed back.
Where now though? These are the ideas I’ve had going around in my head:
- I’ve been playing around with some ideas in Photoshop using circles and squares/rectangles, the idea being that these would be stitched in heavier threads using a solid line – back stitch most likely.
- Another thought I had was to take a variegated thread and stitch loads more horizontal lines of running stitch over the whole thing.
- Shisha mirrors! As I’ve said before I love stitching Shisha mirrors, is there room for some here?
- Maybe I should just cut the whole thing up and use strips of it elsewhere!
All that colour has me a little uncomfortable, I tried converting the image to black & white and have to say the tones looked okay. I keep thinking that I need to add something really dark, maybe the shapes?
As you can tell I’m very undecided. Do you have any thoughts?