I decided to do a graduation of color from element to element. I'm working with 2 strand embroidery floss. I use washable marker to draw out my lines.
I drew quite a bit of the design out because I want to avoid touching the floss with the marker. It takes at least one extra wash to get the marker out of the floss than from the fabric. Also the marker is roughly two strands wide so I don't have to factor in design element overlap.
I am continuing the darkening of the blue shades as I do each element. I'm using pretty simple stitches, too. I forget the names of the stitches. I'll look them up later. The design is too fancy to make the stitches fancy. That would be overkill.
These little expanding curvy fans are tedious, so I only got half done. The bigger this thing gets the longer it takes to complete a round.
Well as you can see I can't do complete rounds since a round won't fit into the hoop anymore, so now I get to do the last 10 or so rounds as big sections divided into elements. I am fading the colors from dark blue to green to a white green at the end.
Well after a couple days off I am back at the stitching. I was able to get enough done so that I could move the hoop.
Got a leeetle bit more done, but not much and I moved the hoop again. This is about the point in the project that I suddenly discover that there are other things to do in life. ha
I'm still chugging along. It's kind of hard to tell that I did anything, so you might have to compare the pic above with today's pic.
Woohoo! I'm just about done with the stitching. I signed my name and moved the hoop for the last time. I have two colors left to sew on.
All the colors are done. This is what the back looks like. The white is the piece I'm machine sewing to the red design. The white piece is sort of a canvas plastic weave. I'm just guessing.
ooh you're in for a treat. I have two pics to look at from today. So I'm adding a soft fluffy yarn border. Since I don't usually use a ruler I don't always end up with perfect squares and circles. It's the nature of how like to do my embroidery art. Yup, it's an excuse, but I'm sticking to it.