The first season in the slow stitching course is winter. All my seasons have all the colors of the rainbow in them. Different hues and different depths of color.
I also went to my stash of vintage threads and pulled out my winter shaded ones.
I created crumb patchwork background pieces in shades of greys, taupes, tans, purples, blues and greens.
I am experimenting with a number of different floral fabric techniques. I have a floral embellishment tutorial for creating with machine sewing. This time the flowers will all be sewn by hand. I haven't done that for many years. Its a switch. I am so used to going to the sewing machine I had to stop and slow down :).
I haven't used a thimble for a while and one gets out of practice.
I also have difficulty threading my needle. As one gets older and wiser other things slow down even more, eyesight is one of them. I need to invest in one of those magnifying lenses, in the meantime I am using my office lamp at my work station.
I am sewing 2 pieces in winter shades. The first is a rustic rugged primitive piece
and the second is a more abstract floral collage using a number of different techniques which I will show in the second tutorial.
I am out of practice but as I tell my students, practice makes perfect and as I work more ideas come to me.
Each seasonal piece will use different techniques in the creation. Follow to see.