Wellington Embroiderers Guild is beginning to think about our display for next Conference in 2018. We have decided to do a river, where people will stitch an A6 section with a river in it of 2cm at the sides. There will be a piece of blue thread for the river supplied to help continuity. I was asked to help with presentation and volunteered to begin early to have something to show at the next meeting.
I decided to do my river piece in canvaswork as it is something I am learning about this year.
The stitches I have used are:
* sky - Rice stitch (Crossed Corners)
* hill - Damask Darning 1 (vertical)
* reeds - Wheatsheaf (undulating)
* trees - Vandyke (expanding)
* river - a weird diagonal form of Basket Filling
* grass - Criss-cross (changed to 6 holes across and made symmetrical)
* flowers - Woven Eye (circular)
I have used #5 Cotton and 1-2 strands of Embroidery Cotton twisted together for most of the stitches. The river and sky are plain variegated #5 Cotton, though the river will later have some other blues twined in and over the design when I incorporate the continuity strands I'll be given at the meeting.
I am especially pleased with how the flowers turned out, I used strands of pinky orange and variegated purple thread along with bold yellow #5 in varying combinations. I am also pretty keen on how the pine trees look done in Vandyke, I think I chose well here on the stitch.