Thursday, July 31, 2014
Summer Bloggin' - Stitching space with daisyeyes
We are continuing this year's Summer Bloggin' series with a fun experiment in negative space stitching, brought to you by Aimee of daisyeyes. She's a prolific stitcher (follow Aimee on Instagram and you'll see it's true!), especially when it comes to words and quotes. And be sure to check out her blog and shop!
Thank you, Aimee!
In the two projects that I stitched previously, the first one I didn’t outline the letters at all and the second one I outlined them after I stitched all around them. This time I opted to outline the letter first. I have quickly learnt that outlining the letter first gives it more of a pop and also gives you a better guideline for your stitching.
At first I wondered about making all the satin stitch clusters the same height, but I knew my perfectionistic tendencies would drive me batty trying to keep them all exactly the same, so I decided to vary the height.
Stitching a negative space project with french knots, seed stitches and even flowers can be a very time-consuming project. I loved this embroidery because it gave me the same awesome effect in much less time. Overall, it was a fun experiment and I am excited to try it again.
Have you tried negative space stitching? Do share it in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!