Monday, December 5, 2011

Map Sampler of England - 2nd phase

Thank you for all your kind comments. They always make my day.

Here is some progress of my map sampler:
Phase one - I embroidered all the boundary lines using back stitch in black.

Phase two - I am using outline stitch within the boundaries in different shiny silk colours.

It is not very easy to stitch with this type of thread (they make knots very easily and also after stitching for some time the thread begins to frail and come apart), but I thought it would help to make the colours stand out.

I have to admit that this work is kind of addicting - I am always looking for to add a new colour and see the general result: so far I am happy with it.

What is your opinion?

Have a great week


Margaret said...

Very nice! It's fun to see this coming together. I don't know that I'd have the patience to stitch a map sampler.

cucki said...

wow it is truly so beautiful and very interesting project..i love it so much..
great job....well done'
hugs cucki xx

Mindi said...

I love seeing the progress you're making on this map, and how you did a make-it-yourself pattern, fantastic idea!

Measi said...

Hi Cristina- It's lovely to meet you via your WIPOcalypse signup! Thanks for joining the SAL. I've added you to the participant list and my personal blog reader so I can peek in on progress.

I think your map is looking fantastic - freehand work always fascinates me. I've never had the courage to try it!

Happy stitching,

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's a really interesting project. And it looks great on the coffee-dyed fabric.

Siobhán said...

Nice progress! It looks great on that fabric.

Bertie said...

Oh looks like a mega project, fabulous.

Somehow I lost your blog, but following should keep me posted:))
Happy Christmas!