Yesterday it finally hit me that my embroidery looks nothing like her embroidery. She always followed patterns or iron on designs and was very neat and precise. I on the other hand make it up as I go, generally with not so perfect stitches. So I've given up on including my jeans and I'm just using parts of her pieces, some plain cotton and my stitching, then mounting it all on an eight inch square canvas.
January, Mom and Me
I'm not sure if I'll do a whole years worth or just a few and then move on to something else. I'll just see how it goes. So far I like how my big chunky stitches contrast with her very fine delicate ones.
This week I used a rubbing of a large (10"long) leaf tjap.
I did the rubbing when I first got the tjap using a black paintstik on silk broadcloth. Then recently while dyeing some threads I also dyed the rubbing.
I use a viewfinder to pick the area to use.
Fused flannel to the back and then added lots of stitching
Line Dance #21 - #27
Indigo and Rust #314 - #320
Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"