GONE RUSTIC STUDIO and GALLERY

going with the flow

When I create, I like to allow things to evolve as I work. This means I ‘listen’ to what the materials seem to be saying to me. It also means that I’m more open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

I had thought I would do a lot more running stitch, but apart from quilting around the layered pieces, circles and leaf prints, I couldn’t see where else to do it that would work for this project.

So I tried some cross stitch in red perle cotton for contrast.

Cross stitch by Rita Summers

 I liked the effect so I added some more ...

Cross stitch by Rita Summers

Cross stitch by Rita Summers

... and a bit more!

Cross stitch by Rita Summers

 I also added some more seed stitches in the leaf print ‘shadows’.

Seed stitch by Rita Summers

Seed stitch by Rita Summers

Seed stitch by Rita Summers

It’s all starting to come together!

Stitching by Rita Summers

Stitching by Rita Summers

Stitching by Rita Summers

 


1 comment

  • I am just now seeing this in May 2024. I have recently found you and I am so blessed by your work. The red is perfect. I have been a quilter and a shop owner but discovered slow stitching and never looked back. In my older age I’m learning so much about rust dyeing and the loveliness of scrolls. I thank you for your work that I can admire and learn from. Betty

    Betty Anderson

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