I wrote last week about my daily art project for this year, and showed you several collages that depended on the prints in my friend Joanne's leftovers. My task in working with these strong patterns is mainly to find a few that want to play together, then put them together and stand back. On the other end of the spectrum are the pieces that I make on solid color fabrics, or those with minimal patterning. Those generally serve as the base for more elaborate stitching or applique.
|mostly blanket stitch, plus an appliqued moon|
|cretan stitch and a few beads|
|machine appliqued tiny trees, about 3/4" from ground to tip|
|stacked running stitches make mandalas|
|more stacked running stitches|