Yup. As soon as I published my last blog post, I promptly changed my mind. Glanced again at my abandoned plan for a layout based on the planter picture, glanced at my multi-multi-multi-patterned layout and it just felt wrong. So I pulled out the photo with the planters again, pulled out my ephemera, this time concentrating on the less patterned items and thought things over.
So glad I changed my mind. I got to use the hand dyed fabric that I loved so much, the wonderfully aged napkins and still used the doodle pattern papers too. Now I will do some extensive hand stitching to help define different areas, perhaps some oil sticks or paint will come into play.
Now I will take my time with one of my favorite processes, the meditative hand stitch...
|chose larger patterns
|examined with the tracing paper overlay
|refined some choices
|chose a variegated thread to stitch with
|it felt right this time
|choosing hand stitching thread
|how to stitch while still letting the pattern show through?