Couching is also a technique that features quite often in my slow stitching projects. Nothing to do with couches! Unless I’m sitting on one while working ...
This time, I randomly laid down some of the loose threads that I pulled from the torn edges of the fabric, and then tweaked them a bit. Pins helped to keep them in place (sort of).
It took me most of a day to stitch them down in between customers at the gallery, but I’m pleased with the effect!
I also found time to start quilting around the circles. These were appliquéd to the background layers the day before, using a traditional needle turn technique. (See previous blog post.)
I like the contrast between the red and grey!