I love to embroider, and I think I’m pretty good at it. I like to learn new stitches and new techniques, so when I saw Trish Burr’s book, “Colour Confidence in Embroidery,” I knew I needed to give it a try.
Whereas the usual type of embroidery I do is mainly outline with some filling in, this type of embroidery is know as “needle painting” and “shaded embroidery” using long and short stitches.
The project I’ll try first called for either church linen or cotton satin. JoAnn Fabrics had neither of these, so I’m going to see if plain old linen will work in its place. The pattern also calls for 37 skeins of floss! Each long and short stitch is made up of one strand of floss (the skeins of floss have six strands). That tells you how delicate this piece will be.
I haven’t started it yet, but as I do I’ll post the progress.
Have you tried this type of embroidery? What are your experiences?