I recently posted about how I had started to do continuous line drawing straight to ink and how I felt this would be ideal for translating into free motion embroidery. I decided to try this so selected the first drawing I had done, of blue flowers.
I picked a background made during the recent Creative Colour workshop I attended and used a blue metallic thread to stitch the work:
I wanted to try something more dramatic and with movement, so I found a photo online and did a continuous line drawing sketch of a sea eagle:
This time I used plain black cotton thread and a background I printed during my first experiments with a Gelli plate:
This has opened up new possibilities for including movement through stitch in my work.