Friday, February 3, 2012

Crewel Friday

It's been a while. I decided to begin working on the mounds at the bottom and they're taking a lot of time.

I have issues with long and short stitch. I want it to be flowing and elegant. I feel that I'm generally too heavy handed and that my stitching is too dense.  I'm working hard on improving as I stitch the mounds. I've penciled in a lot of guidelines to follow--they really help keep my stitches going in the right direction.

I didn't want them to be left to the last--they're slow going and not as much fun as the colorful leaves.


Jenny Woolf said...

It's coming along really well - beautiful!

shirley said...

I adore your crewel work. Long and short stitch is so hard to perfect I admire anyone who is able to do so, and yours to me is perfection.