I was busy working on this piece today, last night another filling was worked in blue threads- polyester, stranded cotton, fine silk.

26.120.dhbonest-5

26.120.dhbonest-5

Started on the piece this morning-

26.120.dhbonest

26.120.dhbonest

This stitch was worked as linear outside the paisley shape. The variations are, one row is narrower than the other, one side was made wider, up right crosses were worked in the centre of this stitch row, detached chains [not clear] worked over this stitch.

26.120.dhbonest-6

26.120.dhbonest-6

The curves were worked in blue/pink variegated thread.

26.120.dhbonest-7

26.120.dhbonest-7

The paisley needed definition. Dark pink metallic thread was couched first with herringbone, seeing it was not very interesting, quitting it after some time, continued with couching stitch in the same colour stranded cotton. I felt better after working the outline.

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

The idea was- To design this paisley shape with doodles [zentangle] and fill the doodles with this stitch.
I am happy I started this design journey as a part of TAST, it seems to pull me out of my comfortable boundaries and surprisingly it is enjoyable too.

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