This week we worked with the Herringbone Stitch. I was not too sure how to incorporate it into this piece but after some initial sketches in pencil, using the stitch as a guide, I decided to do sea urchins which then turned into anemones because that is what they resembled more when finished.
The tiny anemones are scattered across the ocean floor. I used back stitches to form the bodies and then tiny Herringbone stitches to make the tentacles. I hope you can see the stitches they were so small and I couldn't get my camera to focus on them well.
After I finished the tentacles I added single stitches in pink, purple or red to give them color in between the Herringbone ones.
I also added small gold colored seed beads to the top parts of the anemone bodies.
I used regular DMC floss in two strands for all the parts of the anemones.
This has been a great way to use up all my leftover threads. I did not know what would happen and had no preconceived plans when I started this project with that first TAST stitch. Who knew what direction this would take and I am just pleased as punch at where it has gone on its own.
I think I am in love with these anemones the most out of everything on this oceanscape. I want to make more of them. It makes me miss the ocean I grew up near.
What will you create today?
Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST)
Week 1 Fly Stitch
Week 2 Buttonhole Stitch
Week 3 Feather Stitch
Week 4 Cretan Stitch