Embroidery stitch samplers

My local branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild issued a challenge for members to undertake a ‘Year of Stitch’.  The idea apparently is to completely fill an area with different stitches, making it very dense and colourful and doing some every day.  I gave this a try but actually didn’t like my results so instead I’m doing my own thing but still aiming to do some stitching every day.

‘Aiming’ is a good word to use because even when I miss a day I can tell myself that I am still aiming at a stitch a day so I don’t have to abandon the project!

I began with some work on felt; I’d been thinking about Glazig embroidery so plunged in with some of its stitches.  I’m very much enjoying the project and will carry on with it. I’ll probably move away from so much emphasis on the paisley shape though it does give interesting shaped areas to fill up. Watch this space!