Stitched layered samples.
|Silk background with two cotton layers; 1st layer positive shape and 2nd layer negative shape. Running stitch used on both shapes.|
|Painted muslin used for background fabric. 1st layer painted satin fabric stitched using stem stitch, cut edges frayed. 2nd layer cotton stitched with running stitch in variegated thread.|
I like the contrast between the stem stitch on the lower layer and the running stitch on the top layer but it might have been better to reverse the order and stitch the top layer using stem stitch; because this stitching is heavier it would appear more dominant in the foreground.
|I thought I would try a multilayered sample, this one has 4 cut layers on top of the background fabric.|
|Back of sample showing colour coded lines.|