13 June 2016
I have had little free time for stitching, but I am still attending my weekly creative embroidery class, we will stop for summer break in mid-July. I love my weekly class but I have to confess I struggle to come up with designs sometimes and have difficulty picturing the final piece. A few of my fellow students have worked some Canvaswork (Needlepoint) pieces and I really liked the idea of playing with different thread thicknesses and textures. Landscape or buildings translate well to canvaswork stitches so I have chosen a design based on the old weatherboard houses in 'Gamle' (Old) Stavanger, Norway, we lived in Stavanger for a couple of years at the turn of the millennium in a house very similar to these.
Once I had the hang of these stitches I jumped over to the other side, the green is Shell stitch and the white weatherboarding is fern stitch turned 90 degrees, you don't have to follow the direction in the book if you don't want to!