You may remember the sample on the right as a rather drab tuck sample- I have spruced it up and voila! A beautiful sample with little stitches hidden amongst the random smocking and an interesting new texture provided by the machine embroidery samples.
And a nearly totally new one. This was heat transferred on but you couldn't really see the shapes so I machine stitched over some of them, then attacked it with my needle and thread, threw on some beads and added a dash of hand pleating for an interesting effect.
They are now gracing my wall so that I can test and see whether they work together as a collection, whether I have done enough of each sample, and also so I can try and choose three final-final ones to display in my space on D-Day (Deadline Day- which is Monday). I have two so far, the linear stitch sample I made over the Easter break and the grey pin tuck sample...I just need a third. Any suggestions?