Here's the finished (I think!) embroidery I started last week. I love how it turned out. The colours are quite unusual for me. It's usually all about the bright rainbow colours on a white background for me.
But I really like this dark blue background. Although I was continually reminded of why I don't generally use a dark background. Blake sheds a lot and those hairs just stick to e-ve-ry-thing. I got rid of the larger ones in the picture above but if you zoom in you can still see some.
I want to do some more "fill in the shape" embroidery like this. It is really relaxing. It is BOTH mindless and mindful. I can do it while watching TV because I don't have to add stitches in a particular pattern. But at the same time, I do have to keep an eye on the overall effect and make decisions about where to add a particular type of stitch and distribute the colours evenly.
Although the colours were somewhat out of my control because I mainly used variegated thread so the colour of each stitch is pretty random. I like that randomness. The colours are fairly evenly distributed, but then there are also clusters of a particular colour which appeared on their own...
Keepin' it real on the back of the embroidery. See what I mean? Dog hairs all over the place!
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