Hand Stitching

The color explosion continues. As more hand embroidery is added, the piece is becoming more cohesive. It's about half way done, which still leaves lots of hours to keep my stitchy hands busy.
The piece combines couching, quilting and hand embroidery.

I find lots of stitch inspiration for hand embroidery from The Stitch Bible by Kate Haxell.
It's such a modern and up to date book yet it wonderfully covers many types of traditional stitch from Blackwork, Hardanger, Crewel, and Goldwork to Freestyle Embroidery. It also has projects.  Beautifully presented and easy to follow.

It really is an adventure I recommend you try!
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