Continuing on from the last post, about the mockup of a book cover, there has been some test stitching done on the hooped bit of linen-with-muslin.
|Various experiments with thread|
The yellow fish was a failure.
The white fleur de lis seems to me to lead the way: two strands, and make a line of simple stitches at the edge of the area before beginning to fill anything in.
The yellow round blob is a collection of french knots. Like the white fish, too dainty. The two star/daisy things are okay but they would need to be part of something larger. And I'm not convinced that a grid with "stuff" in the holes is the way to go. Though if decision makers are thrilled with the thought when I show stitch and fabric samples, then it can be made to come out okay. Possibly by means of laying down a thicker thread and using couching stitches to hold it straight and firm up the intersections of the threads.
|A test of a design: will something like this work? Is it doable in|
a reasonable amount of time?