Every time that I learn a new stitch, I try it out first on some bit of scrap fabric. Over the past year, a 9 x 10” piece of fabric for test stitching has been floating around my hand stitching nook. It resurfaced a few days ago, and I almost tossed it out. Here it is:
After having it sitting on top of a pile of projects for a few days, I think I will hang on to it. I am really enjoying the sampler look of it, while at the same time it shows the randomness that was inherent in its creation. Adding to the long list of things that I want to make, I’d love to do a small series of pieces with many sections of different hand stitches. I could have a lot of fun with this.