Did you get all your leaves done last week? Well, if not, that’s OK, its another slow stitching Sunday. If you did, we are now going to put on some buttons to embellish the piece. I am not doing a lot, just a few to accent the fall colors. So, here is where I started. Four colors of leaves were cut out and whip stitched to the background, then leaf veins were stem stitched.
I have a huge button stash, and lots of little ones. This seemed like a great project to use some of them to accent the leaves. I placed a few around, deciding on a good arrangement. Two rows looked good, not to little, not too much.
I actually kept playing with the color placement for a bit.
Once I was satisfied with the distribution of button sizes and colors, I stitched each one by hand with two strands of DMC floss in a medium-dark brown, using a crossing stitch.
This really didn’t take long at all.
Now, what color to use for the backing base? I had three choices, first a beautiful hand dye rusty orange.
Too pretty to put on the back, and I have another project in mind for that beautiful piece. Next I looked at a gorgeous fern green. This piece was a bit pricey, but the color is gorgeous and the quality of the wool is really superior to most of my wool stash.
Not bad, but it reminded me more of spring than autumn. So, how about dark red?
Yes, that is it. Next week, we will finish up with the putting the base on and stabilizing the stitch work. Update – Click HERE for the finishing.
What are you slow stitching?