Here is chapter 8, this definitely put me over the edge when I started last year. I wanted to complete the chapter during these two weeks I am at home as my sewing machine is sending messages it needs a service, and that can be done while i am at work.
These edges seemed a chore last year so I stopped, but now having time to explore I did another drawing /design and enjoyed making the final samples.
The material I chose was the only one I had with water on it, it is a patchwork fabric I have had for ages and not used. Here are the first drawings:
Now the edges. It was an opportunity to use some of the scraps and failed samples I have hoarded
The pages are numbered but not necessarily the right way round when scanned
Next to translating design into stitches. I did another drawing now I understood what it was all about.
This drawing is a water colour wash, with water soluble pastels for the water, painted semi transparent paper (green) with an overlay with flowers and leaves on baking paper in oil pastels/ crayons. I havent written it on paper yet. The key for fabric sample is on this page.
I hope all the distant stitchers are enjoying their sewing. It is always interesting and encouraging to me to see your posts.