Artist,Homeschooling Mom of 2 girls.....Letting the art out through needles, thread and fabric on a daily basis. A personal challenge to create something every day for 365 days. Whether it be through fabric and thread, paint, pencil, ceramics, music, design or just plain enjoying the art and inspiration that is around us. Stopping to view the beauty not just smelling the roses but to take it ALL in and enjoy each day!
Touch My Stitches #8: Buttonhole Stitch
Day 241: Week 2 of 52
I love this weekly TAST challenge. I worked on this a little last week but needed to get through the costumes for the ComicCon (more on that tomorrow) so had to put it aside. I was able to pick it up again last night so here is my continuation of this Ocean/Underwater piece with the Buttonhole Stitch included.
The first week's Fly Stitch is underneath some Buttonhole Stitches as well as some more Fly Stitches. You can see I am using embroidery thread in 3, 2 and single strands.
I also added these wonderful beads and chips to the underwater scape. In these two pictures I had only added a few longer Buttonhole stitches in the green and the ones that the beads are on. The colored stone chips are on thin Fly Stitches.
I did go out and buy the beads and stone chips but I am trying to use up the scraps of thread and cones that I have found at thrift stores for this project to use up what I have available.
In these last 3 pictures I have added the stones and all the longer Buttonhole and Fly Stitches in green over the smaller stitches to give it some dimension. As I get a new stitch every week I will keep integrating them into this piece in some way until I am satisfied with the look and then I will start another one.
I can't get over the color of some of these stones. As I add stitched living creatures amongst the vegetation of this ocean bottom I think it will really make these stand out.