Sampler trying to work out which method works best

Sampler trying to work out which method works best

After stitching to the canvas I can see immediately that a single row of stitches really isn’t going to show up when the canvas is primed, so with that thought in mind today I have tried several different stitches over torn material. The material, now that is sorted. It’s all going to come from one piece, many pieces making one whole. Happy with that. And the stitching can still be different colours, but it’s the way the material will react to the primer I need to work out. If the stitching is thin, a single line, it will allow the material to lift off the canvas base and this could be a good effect but it could also be too overpowering and make the following layers more distorted…..

Sampler with gesso primer onto top to show how the material will lie when primed

Sampler with gesso primer onto top to show how the material will lie when primed.

and as I thought the one line of stitching does lift off the base too dramatically for the following layers to work but the medium zig zag stitch is good and will allow me the option to lift areas if I need to.

And so the stitching begins….. lots and lots of roads!

Stitching the roads begins...

Stitching the roads begins…

I like the look of it already and I’ve only just touched the surface…..

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