For my first travelling book piece I wanted to use pulled thread work around the sea glass and faux sea glass to look like ripples in the sand. I’ve dabbled in pulled thread before and I love the way the fabric distorts to create textures. So I hooped up my sea glass…
…and found a fantastic thread almost the same colour as the scrim to work with. This is ripple stitch.
And this is diamond stitch, although I’ve worked it as single zig-zag rows.
Then some more diamond stitch rows to join the ripple stitch section.
Next, reeded stitch joining the diamond stitch ripples.
End of the second stage:
Loving this, so it was a real delight when I randomly picked a technique to work for our Embroiderers’ Guild exhibition in the summer and found it was pulled thread work!!