Sunday, March 9, 2008

The struggle continues...

Since my last post I decided to remove the hand stitching and go with free-motion embroidery. I have to say that I am finding the process to be very tedious on this piece, as I am attempting to add shadows and highlights with the stitching. Here is my update:



Below is a detail of some of the stitching I have added:

So far, the highlights are working better than the shadows. I am thinking of adding a darker thread to 'cross-hatch' some of the darker shadow areas in the hopes that will make the shadows more realistic...

2 comments:

Plain Jane said...

what about using some tulle (netting) as a way to shade the darks?

tiedyejudy said...

That's a definite possibility! I'm still so new at this that I'm not sure how to go about it, but will explore my options. Meanwhile, the rocks are resting on my new design board while I decide what to do next!
Thanks, Janie!

Judy